Authentic Manhattan Clam Chowder


Authentic Manhattan Clam Chowder

Authentic Manhattan Clam Chowder
9 cups
15 Min

When it comes to clam chowder, you either like it Manhattan-style or creamy like they make it in New England. Well, for those of you who never had Authentic Manhattan Clam Chowder, like this one, just wait until you take your first spoon full. With its tangy tomato base, combined with lots of chopped clams, what's not to love? What's even better? It whips up in just 20 minutes! The authentic flavor will leave your taste buds happy and your belly full!

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 (6-1/2 ounces) cans chopped clams, undrained
  • 2 (8 ounce) bottles clam juice
  • 1 cup diced potatoes, uncooked (about 1 medium potato)
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, cook onion, celery, and carrot in butter 5 minutes, or until tender. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Test Kitchen Tip

  • Still can't decide which version you like? How about making a pot of each, one New England-style and the other this Manhattan version. Then conduct your own taste test! 
  • Our Buttery Pilgrim Biscuits will make a great side and dipping bread for this recipe!
  • Remember to wrap up this delicious meal with a New York Style Cheesecake!

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I pretty much make my soup this way too. I use fresh thyme if I have it, and a touch of red pepper flakes. Start off by sauting some bacon or pancetta, makes a good flavor base. The amt. of veggies, broth (Chicken or clam) and potatoes, tomatoes (I use canned tomato sauce) is flexible to your taste. I'm from NY, I know Manhattan clam chowder.

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