Quick Clam Chowder

Course : Chowders
Serves: 1
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2 slices bacon slices
1 medium onion -- chopped
1 medium carrot -- thinly sliced
1 medium celery stalk -- sliced
1 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried thyme
4 bottles clam juice -- (8 ounces each)
1 medium russet potato -- peeled, cut into
1 cup whipping cream
13 ounces chopped clams with juices
1 bunch chopped fresh chives -- (optional)

Preparation / Directions:

Cook bacon in large saucepan until crisp and brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Crumble bacon. Saute onion, carrot and celery in bacon drippings 5 minutes. Add flour and thyme and stir 2 minutes. Add clam juice and potatoes. Simmer until potato is tender and chowder is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Add cream and clams. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle chowder into bowls. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and chives if desired. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Makes: 4 servings Clam chowder is a great main course soup for cool evenings. This one is beautifully balanced, with just the right amount of clams, cream and smoky bacon. Serve it with a simple salad and oyster crackers or crusty bread.


Nutritional Information:

1091 Calories (kcal); 95g Total Fat; (76% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 53g Carbohydrate; 337mg Cholesterol; 843mg Sodium

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