I'll admit, New England Clam Chowder is undoubtedly the Clam Chowder that first comes to most people's minds......but, the cousin to the white chowder, is a red chowder. Most refer to the red as Manhattan Clam Chowder. My red chowder differs from most Manhattan Chowder recipes, in that is does not include potato or bacon. In fact it does not even have chunks of onion or garlic. This recipe uses an infusion of those flavors. In short, this Stew is all about the Clams and Tomatoes...and it is teeming with both. I think you will find this recipe most satisfying and your guests will rave about it.