Manhattan Clam Chowder

Manhattan Clam Chowder
Photo by Ellen Silverman

Ingredients

  • 1-½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 (10-oz.) cans baby clams in juice
  • ½ tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 strips bacon, finely diced (chill for 10 minutes in the freezer to make it easier to cut; about ¼ cup)
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced into half-moons and washed (about ½ cup)
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely diced (1-½ cups)
  • + 12 more ingredients
    • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
    • 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice (about 3 cups)
    • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
    • 1 medium green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely diced (about 1 cup)
    • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely diced (about ¾ cup)
    • 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, with juice
    • 3-½ cups Fish Stock or 2 (14-oz.) cans clam juice
    • 1 (10.75-oz.) can tomato purée
    • 2 ribs celery, finely diced (about ½ cup)
    • 5 dashes Tabasco sauce, or to taste

Place a medium (6- to 8-quart), heavy soup pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add the bacon. When it starts to brown in spots, lower the heat to medium and continue to cook until most of the fat has been rendered and the bacon is almost crisp, about 4 minutes. Add the vegetable oil, onions, c...

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Variations on Manhattan Clam Chowder

  • Manhattan Clam Chowder
    • 1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • +15 other ingredients


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