New England Clam Chowder from Kennebunkport, Maine

New England Clam Chowder from Kennebunkport, Maine
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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
619
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
51g
73%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
22g
92%
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
230µg
33%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
25mg
33%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
154mg
15%
Choline, total
32mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
79µg
3%
Folate, total
47µg
12%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
29mg
9%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
187mg
27%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
607mg
40%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
159g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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