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Vegetable and Clam Chowder

on November 7, 2012

For some parts of the country, it’s been soup weather for awhile. However, here in the Bay area, it’s been pretty warm, upper 70’s yesterday. But tonight there’s a cold front moving in and it seemed like a good time for a nice bowl of soup to warm the insides and the soul. Of course, being the unprepared sort, I had no idea what to do. I invented something lol


2-3 cups chicken stock (I used some that I made up this past weekend)

2-3 cups heavy cream

2 cans clams (throw the juice in too)

1 medium onion chopped

2 large carrots, peeled and chopped

2 small potatoes peeled and chopped

2 large celery ribs chopped

1/2 cup bacon pieces (You can chop and fry fresh bacon or use the pre cooked bacon)

This is a really easy recipe. Put everything in a pot, season it with salt and pepper and simmer for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender. If you’re using fresh bacon, fry it to crisp it and render out the fat. Then if you want you can add the onion and sautee until it’s translucent.  Then add all the rest of the ingredients. Either way, it’s very tasty and very quick to make. It was very satisfying and I loved the sweetness the carrots added to what is a fairly basic clam chowder. You can also add corn if you wanted.

The picture is a little hazy from all the steam coming up to the camera lens but you get an idea of what it looks like 🙂


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