Cape Code Clam Chowder Recipe

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Cape Code Clam Chowder

Jim Decker


This is a restaurant recipe. it will make a base, and you only have to add Milk or better yet 1/2 and 1/2. It can be frozen.
This recipe also calls for Clam base, Very hard to find unless you have a restaurant. You can use chicken base, or make your own fish stock.

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15 servings
1 Hr 15 Min
20 Min


first stage
of an onion shopped
1 pkg
salt pork minced
1 c
saute the salt pork with the onions and add the flour
second stage
in a saute pan add 4 cans chopped clams
add 2 cans of clam juice
15 ounce potatoes cut in 1/2 inch cubes
add 1 tbs sage
2 Tbsp
clam base. if you can't find it add chicken base
1 tsp
white peppers
bay leaf


1Add first stage to second stage and simmer, and mix well. The texture will be like Oat Meal with out the milk. (Thick) This can be frozen in small containers.
When making the chowder now you need to take an equal amount of clam mix to the same amount of 1/2 and 1/2. bring this to heat slowly mixing as it cooks. Do not let it boil.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chowders