Clam chowder

    1 hour 20 min

    Bacon, celery, onions, clams and single cream are simmered together, to create this delicious clam chowder. Serve with crusty bread rolls for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

    25 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 6 rashers streaky bacon, diced
    • 2 sticks celery, diced
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 50g butter
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 685ml clam juice (from the tinned clams)
    • 1 litre single cream
    • 900g tinned clams, finely chopped
    • ground white pepper, to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. In a medium frying pan over medium heat, cook bacon, celery and onion until onion is translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
    2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour to form a roux, cooking until bubbly. Whisk in 1/3 of clam juice, until smooth. Stir in onion mixture. Pour in single cream, stirring constantly. Stir in clams, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
    3. Season with pepper and serve.

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    I quadrupled this recipe for an office potluck at work, what a hit! Here are some of the changes I made: I sauteed the bacon, onions and celery, and added the flour to the bacon fat to make the roux. I love potatoes in my clam chowder so I diced up a couple pounds of potatoes and simmered them in a large stock pot of the clam juice and water. After the potatoes were tender, I added to bacon/onion/celery roux and thickend the broth. Then I added some milk and cream and the minced clams. It was so simple and sooooo good! This recipe is going in my book of keepers!  -  03 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is excellent, and very easy. Instead of using bottled clam juice, which can be gritty, I prefer the St.Ours clam broth you buy in a package and mix with water.  -  03 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This clam chowder is awesome! I don't like potatoes in soup, so I'm always picking them out. When I found this without potatoes, I had to try it. I've made it twice now and it's is absolutely the best chowder I've ever had. Very easy to make and full of flavor. Thank you, Cathie!  -  09 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)