Clam Chowder Ala Cafe Beaujolais

Course : Chowders
Serves: 6
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4 slices bacon -- coarsely chopped
3 medium green onions -- chopped
5 medium red potatoes unpeeled -- cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/3 cup green pepper -- chopped
1/3 cup celery -- sliced
3 cloves garlic
1 cup cold water
1 cup clam juice -- (bottled is ok)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
2 drops tabasco sauce
19 1/2 ounces clams -- (canned) with juice
2 cups half and half -- no substitutes

Preparation / Directions:

Saute' chopped bacon until crisp. Drain off 1/2 the fat and discard. Add onions, potatoes, green pepper, celery and garlic to bacon and remaining bacon fat. Add water and clam juice, salt, pepper, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. In a separate pan, heat the clams in their juice and add to other mixture, along with the half and half. DO NOT BOIL! Serve in heated bowl


Nutritional Information:

275 Calories (kcal); 12g Total Fat; (40% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 65mg Cholesterol; 689mg Sodium

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