Rocky Point Clam Chowder

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Serves: 20-8oz. servings
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1 1/2 lb salt pork, chopped into small pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 gal clam juice
1 lb potatoes, diced
1 Tbsp paprika
2 c canned tomato puree
1 1/2 qt chopped quahogs or clams
water as needed
salt & pepper to taste
dash of old bay seasoning
pilot/oyster crackers

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Member Since Aug 2011
star's notes for this recipe:
This was a tradition in Rhode Island! When I was growing up there was an amusement park on the shore called "Rocky Point". It had a huge Shore Dinner Hall that served a meal of lobster, chowder, clamcakes, sweet corn and watermelon. This is the original recipe for the red chowder. It makes 20-8 ounce servings so you may want to cut the recipe in half. Serve with my clam cake recipe. Close your eyes, take a bite and you are in Rhode Island!

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In a large stockpot, heat the salt pork until fat melts.
Add chopped onions; Cook over gentle heat until very soft.
Add clam juice, potatoes, seasonings, tomato puree, and alittle water; simmer until the potatoes are soft.
Add quahogs/clams.
Heat and taste for seasoning.
TIP: It is best to use old, not new, potatoes because they thicken the chowder with their starch.
This is not a thick chowder, but can be thickened by crushing Pilot crackers and adding to the chowder near the end of cooking.

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user star pooley starryrose - Aug 22, 2011
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Tastes of New England
user R S candy1963 - Aug 23, 2011
I too live in Rhode Island and New England clam chowder (or chowdah as say it lol) is thw white is Manhattan
user star pooley starryrose - Aug 23, 2011
You are correct on your description of "chowda" R.I. also has a clear broth. This recipe is from the amusement park I grew up with!
user R S candy1963 - Aug 24, 2011
The clear one looks like dirty I'm just
user star pooley starryrose - Aug 25, 2011
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