New England Clam Chowder Soup in a Bread Bowl

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Betty Graves

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@ILUVSPICES

This is one of my husbands favorite recipes. In fact, he makes this recipe a lot himself. It is so good on a snow day that you are stuck inside and feel the warmth of the house and the beauty of the snow. It is one of these recipes that give you a warm feeling inside. It is also good anytime you want to taste such a wonderful soup.

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I loved this chowder. It was savory, creamy and very hearty. This recipe is close to one of my favorite chowders I used to enjoy in Boston. The perfect dish to warm you up on a cold winter's day.

We used 8 oz bottles of clam juice and a 14 oz can of broth when making this chowder. The Test Kitchen


Rating:
★★★★★ 6 votes
Comments:
Serves:
individual servings of your choice
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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bread round loaves of rye or sour dough. (i use small individual loaves for each person)
1/4 c
salad oil
1 tsp
garlic minced
4
strips of bacon fried (and chopped)
1 c
celery, diced
1 c
carrots, diced
1 c
onions, diced
1/2 tsp
basil
1/2 tsp
oregano
1 tsp
thyme
1 tsp
salt and pepper to taste
1 can(s)
chicken broth
3 can(s)
clam juice
1 c
half and half
3 large
potatoes, peeled and diced
2 c
clams, drained and chopped
roux: (1/4 pound butter and 1 cup flour)
cheese, shredded on top of soup when served (i use cheddar)

How to Make New England Clam Chowder Soup in a Bread Bowl

Step-by-Step

  • 1In large pot saute the oil and garlic about 2 minutes. Add diced vegetables and saute for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add herbs and salt and pepper. Add clam stock and chicken broth bring to a boil. Add potatoes and bring to a boil again. Add roux and chopped clams, and half and half reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 2Slice off the top 1"-2" of the bread. Cut around the inside of the bread to create a 1" border around the sides. Hollow out the inside of the bread loaf creating bite size pieces.
  • 3If desired, sprinkle bits of green onion on top.

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About New England Clam Chowder Soup in a Bread Bowl

Course/Dish: Chowders
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Collections: Soup's On!, Winter Recipes




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