Friday, December 10, 2010

New England Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder
I was about 8 I think, and we were traveling down the east coast of America. We stopped for a few days in a little fishing town called Kennebunkport in New England. It was here that I tasted the most delicious Clam Chowder from the Clam Shack. The smell from the little caravan was so enticing that we found ourselves wandering over despite ourselves. Heaven in a polystyrene cup. I stumbled across this recipe a while ago and have been saving it for the cold winter's nights. I wasn't disappointed.


1/4 lb salt pork, chopped
1 onion, sliced thinly
1 cup diced celery
2 cups clams with liquid, chopped
1 cups diced potatoes
1 cup water
3 cups milk
salt & pepper


1.In a large saucepan brown the salt pork
2.Drain all but 1 tblsp of fat
3.Add the onion and celery, sauté until tender
4.Add the clams and liquid, potatoes and water, bring to the boil
5.Simmer for 20 mins or until the potatoes are tender
6.In a saucepan scald the milk
7.Add the milk to the soup, season with salt & pepper

Serves : 6
Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 -30 mins

1 comment:

Di Overton said...

You were 9 and we went to see the Fall in New England. Just thought I would put you right:)


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