Rocky Point Clam Chowder

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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!

Check out: rockypointpark.com

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
20-8oz. servings
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Rocky Point Clam Chowder

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large stockpot, heat the salt pork until fat melts.
  2. Add chopped onions; Cook over gentle heat until very soft.
  3. Add clam juice, potatoes, seasonings, tomato puree, and alittle water; simmer until the potatoes are soft.
  4. Add quahogs/clams.
  5. Heat and taste for seasoning.
  6. TIP: It is best to use old, not new, potatoes because they thicken the chowder with their starch.
  7. 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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About Rocky Point Clam Chowder

Course/Dish: Chowders




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