Best Ever New England Clam Chowder Recipe | Yummly

Best Ever New England Clam Chowder

PINEAPPLE AND COCONUT
21Ingredients
60Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 4 slices bacon (thick, diced)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 leeks (medium-large, white and light green part only, sliced in half lengthwise, rinsed and then diced, 3 cups)
  • 1 shallot (medium, peeled and minced, 4 Tbsp.)
  • 1 cup sweet onion (diced)
  • 4 medium carrots (peeled and diced, 1/2-1 cup)
  • 4 stalks celery (diced, 1 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled minced)
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/4 cups low fat milk (I use Straus Organic)
  • 3 bay leaves (large)
  • 6 thyme sprigs (fresh)
  • 2 1/2 pounds red skinned potatoes (chopped into 1” pieces)
  • 6 cups clam juice (reserved liquid from the canned clams plus 2-3 8oz bottles of clam juice to equal 6 cups total)
  • 1 cup half-and-half (I use Straus Organic)
  • 4 pounds clams (chopped canned, I used one 3.3 lbs can Sea Watch Chopped Sea Clams and 16 ounce container of chopped sea clams from Whole Foods)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons flat leaf Italian parsley (chopped)
  • bacon pieces (Reserved)
  • manila clams (Steamed)
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