Washington State Clam Chowder

Washington State Clam Chowder

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 192.8
  • Total Fat: 8.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 61.3 mg
  • Sodium: 880.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 16.7 g

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Introduction

This recipe is from the Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website. It's one of the best clam chowder recipes we have tried, and I was happy to see the calories aren't horrible! We use fresh razor clams from the Washington Coast--dug with our own hands! (usually in the rain and wind!--they taste better that way!) This recipe is from the Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website. It's one of the best clam chowder recipes we have tried, and I was happy to see the calories aren't horrible! We use fresh razor clams from the Washington Coast--dug with our own hands! (usually in the rain and wind!--they taste better that way!)
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 T diced bacon
    1/2 C. chopped onion
    1C. diced raw potatoes
    2 C. water
    1 pint (2 cups) clams--ground or chopped with liquid. Clam necks are the best to use for chowder.
    1 can (350 ml) nonfat evaporated milk
    3 T. butter
    1 t. salt
    1/4 t. white pepper

Directions

Saute bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and dice. Drain most of the grease, but save a little in the pan. Add chopped onion to the pan and saute until tender but do not brown. Combine cooked onion and diced potatoes in a deep saucepan. Add water, bring to a simmer for about 15 min. or until potatoes are done. Stir in clams and other ingredients. Heat unitl piping hot, but do not boil. Add the chopped bacon at the end. It is important not to over cook the clams, or you will have rubbery clam chowder!

This recipe makes a chowder that isn't very thick. You could add a little flour to thicken it if you like.

Serves 6

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BONJI40.

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe, also catch and can clams with my dad, off the Washington Coast!
    I added 1 stalk celery diced and separated clams from juice. Made a roux with clam juice and 3T
    Bisquick Healthy Heart. Minced clams and added for last 5 minutes.Black pepper works fine.
    - 1/6/17

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    EXCELLENT Chowder. I did need to thicken it, so I gradually added Bisquick Heart Smart baking mix. Also an extra half-teaspoon of cracked red peppercorns for a little color.
    Will be using this recipe from now on.
    - 10/15/16

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  • going to make this for lunch - 8/16/17

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  • Incredible!
    Yummy! - 3/24/17

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  • very good - 9/30/13

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