Thursday, August 20, 2009

Best Clam Chowder I ever had

I love soup, it's pretty much my favorite thing to make or eat. When we eat out I usually order a bowl of soup, French Onion or Clam Chowder- my top 2 favorite soups. Now French Onion I have made, got it down pat actually. But for some reason Clam Chowder has always seemed like something to complicated for me to mess with.
So every once in awhile when I get hungry for it & will pick up a can, no favorites, at the store and heat it up. Which is fine, BUT I am not a big fan of canned or pre-pkged foods so I usually end up a little grossed out from this. A few weeks ago when I borrowed a soup cookbook from the library I marked a few of the Clam Chowder recipes and decided to give it a try. I kind of combined 3 different recipes in to one here, just taking what I liked from each one. This soup was WONDERFUL, seriously I have never ever had a better bowl of Clam Chowder in my life, & from start to finish it took me no more than 30 min.

Clam Chowder with Mushrooms

1-6.5oz can of minced clams, drain juice & set aside
4 med potatoes, peeled & cubed
1 small can cream of mushroom soup
1c. evap milk
2c. water
2T. onion powder
1/2t. garlic salt
1/2t. pepper
2t.dried parsely

Bring water and clam juice to a boil, add in potatoes & onion powder, simmer for 15 min. Stir in the remaining ingred. and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and serve.

Next time I make this I will be adding 2 stalks of celery, minced.And fresh parsley instead of the dried. Also for someone who didn't want the mushrooms in it you could use cream of potato soup or a roux.


Willoughby said...

My husband would love that!

a corgi said...

that looks easy and delicious! I'm with you on your favorite soups; I also like clam chowder and french I'm hungry....


Monica H said...

I puffy heart clam chowder. It's my favorite soup of all time. I'm so going to make this once it gets cooler!


Donna-FFW said...

This sounds so simple. Ill have to try it for my hubby.. he loves this type of soup.

Lynn said...

When it gets colder, I'm going to surprise my Hubs with this. He loves fish/shellfish chowders and it will be a real Love dish from me...I dislike fish with a passion.

In fact, I'm swiping the recipe now so I can do a post on it later when I make it and I'll give you some linky love too !

Thank you!!!

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