Manhattan Style Clam Chowder Recipe
This generous recipe makes enough for twelve! It is full of vegetables - tomatoes (of course), carrots, celery, potatoes, red and green peppers - and is seasoned with basil, oregano, Worcestershire, and hot pepper sauce.
Manhattan clam chowder with plenty of clams, tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes is ready in under an hour for a quick weekday lunch or dinner.
Canned clams, clam juice cocktail, and loads of fresh vegetables combine to make this zesty Manhattan-style chowder from a family recipe.
A real easy and tasty Manhattan Clam Chowder.
This is a zesty clam chowder with a tomato juice base, potatoes, green bell pepper, and chopped green onions. If you start with clams that already shucked, you can have this soup ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.
How can a New Englander love Manhattan over New England clam chowder? Because I like to taste the clams, not just heavy cream with lumps. I came up with this recipe today using what I had on hand, but feel free to improvise. This tastes just like the chowder you get at the beach with clam cakes! Use a food chopper to minimize prep time.
I really loved this recipe. However, I did a couple of things differently. In the pan, from the very start, I put in six pieces of bacon and fried them up. I drained off the grease and threw in the tomatoes, etc. Everything had a nice smoky, bacony flavor after that. I also par cooked the carrots before dropping them in. I also used Better than Bouillon clam stock--very, very good. Doubled the clams, too. Yum!
4 stars once I doctored it up a bit. When made according to the directions, I found it much too tomato-y. It also needed lots more clams. To adjust the recipe, I used a Costco-sized 52-oz. can of clams w/juice and added a 14-oz. can of chicken broth and 1/2 to 1 cup water. I also used 4 stalks celery. It makes a huge batch--nearly 8 quarts. To make half use 8 cans (6.5 oz) of clams. Halie is right--it's better the next day. But it's pretty darn good the first day too! We just love it with good bread and a big salad!
No cream, but a potful of clam juice in this chowder with potatoes, thyme and bacon.