Barefoot Contessa's East Hampton Clam Chowder Recipe

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Barefoot Contessa's East Hampton Clam Chowder

Leanne D.


Barefoot Contessa(Ina Garten) is one of my favorite cooks,,I LOVE clam chowder and I'm looking forward to making this recipe.

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1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter,divided
2 c chopped yellow onions
2 c chopped celery
4 c peeled medium-diced boiling potatoes
1 1/2 t. minced fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 t. dried
1 t. kosher salt
1/2 t.freshly ground black pepper
1 qrt clam juice
1/2 c flour
2 c milk
3 c chopped fresh chowder clams

Directions Step-By-Step

Melt 4 T. butter in a stockpot.Add onions and cook over medium heat for 10 mins or until translucent.Add celery carrot,potatoes,thyme,salt and pepper saute for 10 mins.Add the clam juice(minus 1 c) bring to a boil and simmer 20 mins.until vegetables are tender.Heat the 1 c of broth.In a small pot,melt remaining butter and whisk in the flour,cook over very low heat for 3 mins.stirring constantly,whisk in 1 cup of hot broth and pour this mixture back into the vegetable mixture.Simmer for a few mins.until thicken.Add milk and clams,heat gently a few mins.until clams are cooked.Taste for salt and pepper.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chowders
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American