How to make clam chowder
How to make clam chowder
Clam chowder is a sort of chowder soup that is mainly containing the clams and the broth. Besides clams and the broth, the other ingredients that are also used in this chowder soup include quartered potatoes, onions, and celery. Other vegetables are not commonly used but some small pieces of carrots and the parsley leaves for the garnishing may be used to give color. Sometimes bay leaves may be added to the clam chowder to add the color and the flavor.
The place of origin of the clam chowder is said to be from the United States. But the latest version of the clam chowder that is the New England clam chowder was introduced by the French, Scotian, and British to the region of United States. The clam chowder was invented in the 18th century. Clam chowder often serves with saltine crackers and oysters crackers. There are many variants of the clam chowder but New England and the white clam chowder are the most common. In this article, we will discuss the recipe of the clam chowder along with its nutritional value.
This recipe makes up the servings for the 12 people. The serving size can increase or decrease by managing the ingredients in that way.
The total time required for the recipe is about 45 minutes that involves the 15 minutes of the preparation and the 30 minutes as the cooking time.
- The ingredients for this recipe include:
- 8 slices of the Bacon in the diced form
- 4 tablespoons of the unsalted butter
- 4 cloves of the garlic in the crushed form
- 2 onions, quartered
- 1 teaspoon of the dried thyme
- 6 tablespoons of the All-purpose flour
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 cup of the vegetable stock
- 4 cans of the chopped clams, with the juices, reserved
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 russet potatoes that (peeled and diced)
- 2 cups of half and half
- Salt and black pepper powdered are useful only to enhance the taste
- 4 tablespoons of the chopped parsley leaves
Directions for the procedure:
- Take a Dutch oven and heat it over the medium-high flame. Add the bacon to the Dutch pan and cook it until it gets crispy and lightly brown for about 6 to 8 minutes.
- Transfer the bacon from the Dutch pan to the plate containing the paper-towel. From the bacon, reserve about 2 tablespoons of excess fat and then keep on aside.
- Take a stockpot and place the butter in it. Heat the butter until it gets melts. After that add the garlic and the onion into the butter and cook all these with the continuous stirring.
- Cook the onions for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the onion slices become translucent. Put the thyme into the butter with onions and stir for about 1 minute.
- Put the flour into the stockpot and whisk until it gets brown for about 1 minute. Then whisk the preparing mixture in the milk, vegetable stock, clams juice, and the bay leaves.
- Cook the whole mixture with whisking and stirring continuously until the soup mixture is slightly thick for about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir the mixture with the potatoes.
- After that, bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer it after reducing the heat. Simmer the mixture for about 12 to 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender. The cooking time for the chowder soup may increase or change accordingly depending on the thickness of the potatoes.
- Then stir the mixture in half and a half and the clams until the mixture heated thoroughly for about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Season the clam chowder mixture with the salt and the pepper just to taste. If the soup consistency is thick then to bring the soup thickness to the desired one, add more half and a half into the clam chowder mixture.
- Serve the delicious clam chowder mixture instantly and warm. Garnish the chowder soup with the bacon and parsley if you desire.
The nutritional value of this clam chowder dish is such that it gives you about 264 kcal of energy along with 13.1 g of fat, 15.4 g of carbohydrates and 20.8 g of proteins.
So, in the light of the above discussion clam chowder recipe can glow up your faces while having this savory dish on the dining table. This recipe will be an awful experience for you while experiencing this recipe in your home kitchen.