January 9, 2011

New England Clam Chowder

It's still soup weather here in North Central Montana and I'm making the best of it!

I knew I wanted soup for dinner the other night, but couldn't think of what kind to make, so I do what any normal person would do in that circumstance and went to the Internet! It wasn't long before I found the perfect thing... New England Clam Chowder. 

I wanted to make bread bowls to serve it in, so went to my favorite baking site King Arthur Flour for this recipe. Although the recipe calls for using sage and thyme, I left it out and made a plain dough. The bread bowls were good, but a very soft bread. Next time, I'll make a more crusty bread.

If it's still soup weather where you live, I hope you'll give this a try! 


New England Clam Chowder
1 T bacon grease
¼ red onion, finely diced
2 small stalks celery, finely diced
½ cup white wine
1 (8 oz) bottle clam juice
2 (6.5 oz) cans minced clams (do not drain)
2 medium red potatoes, ½” dice
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp dried parsley
3 T flour
2 c Half & Half

Put bacon grease in a saucepan and heat. Add onion and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. Add wine, clam juice, clams, potatoes, pepper and parsley. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes. Mix flour with Half & Half. Add to pan and bring to a gentle boil. Continue to cook about 5 minutes until chowder has thickened.


  1. This soup and the presentation of it are both very pretty. Yum!


  2. It's still soup weather here too. Yours looks great!

  3. I love your version of this soup.. so easy to prepare. I'll have to try for my hubby--one of his faves!

  4. Love the presentation. We always have a Super Bowl party at our house and I was thinking that if New England makes it, that I would make a clam chowder. What a great idea to serve it in the bread.

  5. This looks amazing!!!! Rich and comforting!Perfect for this cold weather!

  6. Really sounds as a comfort food! I must to try when the winter comes to this side of globe. =)

  7. I love clam chowder in a bread bowl! I'm filing this in my "to do" pile - looks and sounds delicious. That picture is wowza good, Karen!

  8. It's going to be soup weather for a long while yet so I shall have to make this before summer hits! Looks so creamy delicious!

  9. Not only is it still soup weather but we're in New England! lol This looks great, a filling and warming comfort food. Will have to try that bread too...yum!

  10. I think it's going to be soup weather for a long long time.
    You might want a crustier bread, but that one looks perfect.
    Too bad you couldnt' come to my soup party.

  11. Look at that amazing soup! Wow.

    I would say that considering that Florida is wet, nasty and freezing it will be soup weather in Montana for awhile longer.


  12. Goodness karen, I could easily dive right into that bread bowl! ;) It's soup weather here too! Yours looks just marvelous! Another blizzard here tomorrow.. I think some of Karen's chowdah's gonna be on the menu. xo

  13. Karen this is always the perfect soup and it is soup season here too. We are freezing! Now this with some of that good Boston Brown Bread you made would be heaven for this Boston gal! Thanks for the well wishes on my market adventure, it will be some ride for sure!

  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous photo of your wonderful chowder!!

    I don't see why the Portuguese Broa couldn't be bread bowl...and the scoopings would make wonderful croutons.

    Thank you for commenting at my place so I could find YOU.


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