Intuitive Clam Chowder

Intuitive Clam Chowder Recipe

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Debra Makarowski

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@cookie4270

Low carb- great for diabetics

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Ingredients

1 large
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How to Make Intuitive Clam Chowder

Step-by-Step

  • 1Optional: Take 3 pieces of any kind of bacon and cut into small pieces. Place in the bottom of a heavy soup pot and render it until soft.
    OR
    Place a small amount of olive oil in the bottom of a heavy pot until it covers the bottom
    OR
    a little of both medium flame, when it’s hot, add

    Cut up 2 or 3 zucchini- small diced
    1 small leek white part only finely chopped or 1 onion, red or white, or a combo of all 2 or 3 finely chopped
    3 or 4 slices of chopped fennel (anise) or some celery
    A finely chopped carrot if you like carrots.
    A bay leaf
    Fresh thyme of dried about ¼ teaspoon or to taste
    A shake of dried oregano
    Some salt and black pepper to taste
    Dump it all in. Stir it around for a while until it smells really good and veggies are translucent and soft.

    Use garlic press- squeeze in a few cloves or chop some up and add to pot.
    Stir around and leave for about a minute- burns easily.

    Then add some tomatoes. I use whole canned tomatoes without salt. I open the can and then take each out and SQUISH them in my palm over the pot. It is very freeing but you have to aim carefully. Oh- I wash my hands before I begin this ritual.

    Then I open about 4 small cans of chopped clams and pour out only the liquid into the pot, leaving the little chopped clams in the can for now.

    I let this bubble away for a while for the flavors to mingle. I like to recite some Macbeth while this is happening and cackle a little.

    I then sometimes add some salt free Sazon- adds that oomph- don’t if you are MSG sensitive.

    So now you have to add some water or broth to bring the liquid up or you will have clam stew. I add about 6 cups unless I want it thicker. I use water and this soup paste that I buy. You can use stock but make sure it’s not too salty. Keep tasting it. Adjust seasoning. Sometimes I add some cumin for an earthy taste.
    Then add those patiently waiting little clams and just let it heat for about a minute or so.

    Enjoy

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About Intuitive Clam Chowder

Course/Dish: Chowders
Other Tag: Quick & Easy