New England Clam Chowder from Kennebunkport, Maine

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New England Clam Chowder from Kennebunkport, Maine
Clam Chowder

Tides Beach Club

This clam chowder recipe comes courtesy of chef Bryan Dame, executive chef of the Tides Beach Club Kennebunkport Oceanfront Hotel. The fresh cherry-stone clams are the star of this creamy, warming soup that makes a great appetizer during any season.

Serves 4 as a first course.

4
Servings
1768
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 10 Pounds cherry-stone clams
  • 3/4 Cups water
  • 3/4 Cups white wine
  • 1/4 Pound bacon, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/4 Cup celery, diced
  • 1 1/2 Pound Yukon Gold potatoes, diced
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Cups cream
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped thyme
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

Wash clams and steam in water and white wine. Remove, reserving the cooking liquid, and pick and chop clams.

Render bacon. Add butter and onion and sweat.

Add oregano, garlic, celery, and potatoes. Stir well.

Add flour to make a roux. Add reserved clam cooking liquid (clam juice) and cream. Cook until potatoes are tender and add clams, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, and pepper.

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New England Clam Chowder Cooking Tip

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
72g
100%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
37g
100%
Cholesterol
537mg
100%
Protein
178g
100%
Carbs
88g
29%
Vitamin A
1565µg
100%
Vitamin B12
128µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
40.6%
Vitamin C
38mg
64%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
9mg
47%
Vitamin K
20µg
25%
Calcium
585mg
59%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
102µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
102µg
25%
Iron
21mg
100%
Magnesium
285mg
71%
Monounsaturated
21g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
36%
Phosphorus
2495mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
1574mg
45%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
41.1%
Sodium
7098mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
29.9%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
7mg
48%

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