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Rhode Island Clam Chowder

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Rhode Island: Rhode Island Clam Chowder

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In New England, there is a tale of two chowders, while New England’s thick and creamy chowder is perhaps more well-known, another style clear chowder is famous in Rhode Island. Unlike New England or Boston clam chowder, the base of this soup is clear with a splash of cream added just before serving.

8
Servings
213
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 24 Cherry Stone clams, scrubbed
  • 3 Ounces bacon, sliced into lardons
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 3/4 Cups celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 Cup white wine
  • 4 Cups clam juice
  • 2 Cups water
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 Cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Heavy cream for garnish

Directions

Add the clams to a Dutch oven, cover with water, and then cook on medium-high heat, covered for about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the clams and set aside

Rinse the Dutch oven and return to the stove. Add the bacon to the pot over medium heat. Add the butter and melt. Cook the bacon, stirring to render the fat, about 5 to 10 minutes. Use a spoon to remove the bacon, and set aside.

Cook the onion, celery, and garlic in the bacon fat. Cook until soft, but not brown, about 10 minutes. Add the potatoes, and deglaze the pan with the wine. Cook until the wine is almost completely evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add the clam juice, water, thyme, bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper. Partially cover the pot and cook for 10 to 15 minutes to cook the potatoes.

Remove the clams from their shells and chop. Add the clams and bacon back to the pot. Check the seasoning. Remove the bay leaf and thyme.

Ladle the soup into the bowls. Garnish with fresh parsley and a splash of cream if you desire.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving213
Total Fat6g10%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated2g12%
Cholesterol24mg8%
Protein18g35%
Carbs20g7%
Vitamin A65µg7%
Vitamin B125µg83%
Vitamin B60.3mg16.8%
Vitamin C22mg37%
Vitamin E0.4mg2.2%
Vitamin K37µg47%
Calcium52mg5%
Fiber3g11%
Folate (food)27µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)27µg7%
Iron7mg41%
Magnesium38mg9%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg8%
Phosphorus165mg24%
Polyunsaturated0.9gN/A
Potassium491mg14%
Sodium1103mg46%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg8%
Zinc0.7mg4.8%