Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat a 4- to 6-quart heavy-bottomed pot over low heat, and add bacon. Once it has rendered a few tablespoons of fat, increase the heat to medium, and cook until bacon is crisp and golden brown. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat, leaving bacon in the pot.
  • Add olive oil and garlic, and cook for 30 seconds. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, carrots, bay leaves, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Saute, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until vegetables are softened but not browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and clam broth. The broth should just barely cover the potatoes; if it doesn't, add enough water to cover. Increase the heat, bring to a boil, cover, and cook potatoes vigorously until they are soft on the outside but still firm in the center, about 10 minutes. If the broth hasn't thickened lightly, smash a few potatoes against the side of the pot, and cook 1 to 2 minutes more to release the starch.
  • Add tomatoes, and simmer 5 minutes more. Remove pot from the heat, stir in diced clams and parsley, and season with black pepper. If you are not serving the chowder within the hour, let it cool a bit, then refrigerate; cover after it has chilled completely. Otherwise, let it sit at room temperature for up to 1 hour, allowing the flavor to meld.
  • When ready to serve, reheat the chowder over low heat; don't let it boil. Ladle into cups or bowls, making sure clams, vegetables, and bacon are evenly divided

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    " It was excellent "
    otterpond ate it and said...
    Just reporting in that this soup was still excellent and kept its color after being in the freezer for a couple of months. Big hit for lunch today.
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    " It was excellent "
    otterpond ate it and said...
    The recipe made 16cups. I froze 10cups to bring out for the next family gathering, left some out for my lunches next week and some to share with my dear father-in-law. Even my Mr. SuchAFuss gave this an "EXCELLENT" rating which puts this recipe in the keeper box.

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    " It was excellent "
    otterpond ate it and said...
    There are dozens of examples of Manahattan Clam Chowders on GroupRecipe.com I'm choosing yours because it has a long pedigree. I'll let you know how the Manhattan Clam Chowder comes out. Off to the store.
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    This sounds like EXACTLY what I've been searching for, fluffy. Thanks so much for your post and you got my five.
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    Hi neighbor! I am going to try this recipe very soon! I am a big fan of chowder!
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