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 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • + 12 more ingredients
    • 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice (about 3 cups)
    • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
    • 1 large yellow onion, finely diced (1-½ cups)
    • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 medium green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely diced (about 1 cup)
    • 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, with juice
    • 2 ribs celery, finely diced (about ½ cup)
    • 5 dashes Tabasco sauce, or to taste
    • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely diced (about ¾ cup)
    • 3-½ cups Fish Stock or 2 (14-oz.) cans clam juice
    • 1 (10.75-oz.) can tomato purée

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 teaspoon bottled minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 1/2 cups chopped peeled baking potato (about 1 pound)
    • +18 other ingredients


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