Manhattan Clam Chowder
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
Makes8 servings (about 2 quarts)
Sorry Taste of Home, but this is without a doubt the worst Manhattan clam chowder I've ever tasted, let alone made. I was wary when I saw in the list of ingredients the use of two cups of water. I immediately thought that it would water the flavor down (no pun intended). So I added two cups of clam juice instead. Even with that, the flavor was distinctly NON-CLAMMY. At least not nearly as intense as I prefer. This recipe was a lot more like Rhode Island clam chowder. Light, with just a hint of clams. A proper Manhattan clam chowder has a deep red color, spanish onions instead of yellow, and perhaps some bacon (my preference.). I was born in Massachusetts and raised in New York, so I know my chowders! Oh well, it was edible (with a few tablespoons of hot sauce added), and a bad chowder is better than no chowder!
Made for Independence day picnic. I used fresh clams, and used 2 cans of clamato Juice added to the water. Great taste. Pot was empty in less than 15 minutes. Not a drop left in pan, or guest's bowls. Saving in my loose leaf binder.
Good soup! I followed the recipe exactly.
Glad to see no bacon. The butter definitely makes up for that. I subbed sage and bay for the thyme, replaced potatoes with red bell pepper and added a bit of Old Bay seasoning (I am from Maryland, btw). It was very delicious. Table side, served it with crusty bread and home-made hot sauce. Thanks for sharing!!!
Easy to make, flavor great, family loved it. I doubled the recipe for 8 people. 2 servings for each , each served with bread and salad. Chowder all gone, I will make this again,, the family loved it!,,
will make it again everyone loved it Thank you
Manhattan clam chowder is rare find in stores or restaurants in my hometown and vicinity when I do find it I love it. But this recipe is better than any where I have found dinning out. Try it if your a fan of this style of chowder.
This recipe was very good. I put it in the crock pot and let it simmer all day. It was a little watery. I think next time if I use the crock pot, I will use half the amount of water.