New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
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Serves: 4
 
Traditional clam chowder…made from scratch. Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes); Good Source of Calcium.
Ingredients
  • 1½ oz salt pork, diced (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 medium-size yellow onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup Chopped celery
  • 2 medium-size all-purpose potatoes (about 12 oz) peeled and diced
  • 1 8 oz bottle clam juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup cooked clams, chopped (or two 6½ oz cans chopped claims, drained)
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, cook salt pork over moderate heat until it is lightly browned.
  2. Add onion and celery; saute until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in potatoes, clam juice and water.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer the potatoes until they are fork-tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir clams, milk, half-and-half and pepper into the potato mixture; season with salt.
  6. Continue cooking over moderate heat until the soup is hot but not boiling.
  7. Serve immediately
Nutrition Information
Calories: 362 Fat: 20g Saturated fat: 8g Unsaturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 28g Sodium: 538mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 17g