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

  1. In 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.
  2. Slice 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.
  3. If 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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