Recipe courtesy of Michel Richard
Show: Chef Du Jour
Episode: Michel Richard
Total:
45 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
None

Ingredients

Clams:
Soup:

Directions

To cook the clams, place them in a heavy large skillet. Cover with the water and wine. Bring to a boil, cover the skillet, then reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes, shaking the skillet occasionally. With tongs, remove the clams that have opened and place them on a tray. Recover and cook for up to 3 to 4 more minutes. Discard any clams that have not opened. Line a fine sieve with a dampened paper towel. Strain the cooking liquid through the sieve into a heavy large saucepan. 

For the soup, add the leeks and potatoes to the saucepan with cooking liquid. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, for about 15 minutes. Add the cream. Coarsely mash the potatoes in the broth to thicken, using a mallet or potato masher. Season with salt and pepper. (This can be prepared ahead and cooled. Cover the clams and soup and set aside at cool room temperature for up to several hours.) 

To serve, remove the clams from their shells and mince. Pour any liquid from the shells back into the soup through the sieve and discard the shells. Thin the soup with additional liquid if necessary. Bring to a boil, stirring over medium-high heat. Add minced clams. Ladle into 4 soup bowls. Sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sweet Potato, Apple and Leek Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Perfect Potato Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Loaded Potato Soup

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Leek and Potato Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Bean with Bacon Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Sweet Potato Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Winter Squash Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Lentil Soup

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Creamy Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Giada at Home

          10am | 9c

          Giada at Home

          10:30am | 9:30c

          Giada at Home

          11am | 10c

          Giada Entertains

          11:30am | 10:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

          8pm | 7c

          Burgers, Brew & 'Que

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking