Recipe courtesy of Courtney Weiner

Clam Chowder

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings.
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Ingredients

16 cherrystone clams, fresh, in the shell

2 cups fish stock

1 strip bacon, julienne

1/4 cup onions, medium diced

1/4 cup celery, medium diced

1/2 cup Idaho potatoes, peeled, medium dice

1 sage leaf, fresh

1/4 teaspoon thyme, dried leaves

1 bay leaf

3 drops tabasco sauce

1/2 teaspoon white worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup evaporated skimmed milk

2 tablespoons arrowroot

1/4 cup scallions, sliced

GARNISH:

Chives, fresh, sliced

Parsley, fresh, chopped

Directions

  1. Steam the clams in the stock. Remove the clams, chop the meat, and reserve. Strain the steaming liquid through cheesecloth. Reserve. Render the bacon. Add the onions and celery and saute until translucent. Add the stock, potatoes, sage, thyme, bay leaves, tabasco and worcesterchire. Simmer until the potatoes are tender. Combine the evaporated skimmed milk and the arrowroot. Gradually stir this mixture into the soup and continue to simmer for a few minutes, until thickened. Add the scallions. Add the reserved chopped clams and fresh herbs just before serving.