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Clam chowder
Clam chowder

Clam chowder

Preparation 20 minutes
Cooking time 30 to 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) butter
  • 76 ml (5 tbsp) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans of 150 g (5 oz) of small clams  
  • 250 ml (1 cup) clam juice
  • 250 ml (1 cup) water
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) butter
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) carrot, cut into 1 cm (1/3 in.) dice
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) celery, cut into 1 cm (1/3 in.) dice
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) garlic, chopped
  • 250 ml (1 cup) white wine
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) potatoes, cut into 1 cm (1/3 in.) dice
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) 35% cooking cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) parsley, chopped

Preparation

  1. In a 3 litre (12 cup) cooking pot, melt 45 ml (3 tbsp) butter over medium heat.
  2. Add 75 ml (5 tbsp) flour and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Set aside.
  3. Drain the clams over a bowl to collect the juice. Set the clams aside.
  4. Add 250 ml (1 cup) clam juice and 250 ml (1 cup) water to the collected clam juice.
  5. Place the butter and flour mix over medium heat.
  6. Add 1/3 of the clam juice mix.
  7. Stir vigorously with a whisk, and add the rest of the clam juice mix while whisking.
  8. Bring to a boil and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until the liquid thickens and the taste of flour disappears.
  9. Pass the liquid through a sieve above a bowl. Set aside.
  10. Wash the pot and replace it on the heat.
  11. Heat 15 ml (1 tbsp) butter and 15 ml (1 tbsp) oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery.
  12. Brown for 2 to 3 minutes.
  13. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  14. Add the white wine and reduce to 2/3.
  15. Add the thickened clam juice, the clams, potatoes and cream. Season.
  16. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. 
  17. Mix in the parsley.
  18. Serve the clam chowder immediately.

This chowder is quite filling and may be considered a meal in itself.

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