Soups

Homemade Clam Chowder With Bacon!

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Since recently moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I have had some amazing opportunities to experience the fresh seafood that is basically in “our own backyard.” And coming from a town in Colorado where I was literally surrounded by mountains, I was excited to start learning and experimenting with some fresh seafood. I absolutely love living near the ocean and couldn’t wait to make my very own batch of fresh clam chowder!

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20 Butter Clams cleaned and chopped (or 2-3 cans of clams depending on how many you want in there, my guess would be 3 large cans)

6 pieces of bacon cut into pieces

1 yellow onion minced

2 celery stalks minced

4-5 baking potatoes peeled and chopped

2 cups heavy cream or heavy whipping cream because my store didn’t have heavy cream, I guess I could have used half and half as well.

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

Red Hot Sauce or any other hot sauce to dash into it at the end

2 tsp. ground Thyme or dried or fresh…whatever you have.
1.) Simmer clams in large pot with 4 cups water for approx. 30 minutes or longer (some of my husbands family lets it simmer upwards to 45 minutes) but I found that 30 minutes was plenty! 2.) In another...
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Nutritions

Calories
3448

Sodium
4595mg
191% DV

Fat
77g
118% DV

Protein
276g
553% DV

Carbs
399g
136% DV

Fiber
10g
41% DV