New England Clam Chowder

Hello everyone! It’s been a little while since my last post and at last….something NOT pumpkin! After making a New England style clam chowder in my cooking class, I wanted to try to make MY version at home so I could actually taste it- sans pork, and chicken stock. I used vegetable stock with a bit of fish sauce mixed in because I could not find fish stock. The soup turned out fantastic, though not quite as thick as the one we made in school, the flavour was very nice and my family and I enjoyed it for dinner!

Koko’s New England Clam Chowder

  • 25 g butter
  • 50 g onions, diced
  • 100 g celery, diced
  • 50 g flour
  • 3/4 L vegetable stock, warm, with 1/2 tbsp- 1 tbsp fish sauce added OR fish stock
  • 300 mL clam nectar
  • 1 sachet (herbs tied up in cheesecloth and left to float in the soup while cooking) consists of 1 bay leaf, 1/2 tsp peppercorns-crushed, 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
  • 75 g potatoes, diced
  • 350 mL baby clams, canned
  • 125 mL Cream, 35%, or milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sweat onions with celery until translucent.

Add flour and cook roux until white/blond in colour.

Whisk in heated vegetable or fish stock until smooth.

Stir in clam nectar, add sachet and simmer 15 minutes.

Add potatoes and simmer until tender.

Stir in baby clams and their juice.

Return to simmer, add cream and adjust seasoning, enjoy!!

And now…back to pumpkin! You thought I had stopped!? Nooo…..try these pumpkin cheesecake brownies- they are SO rich you will only need one to satisfy your sweeth tooth, though they are absolutely delicious! The recipe comes from the Beantown Baker.

  • evan

    I very rarely have soup. I ate three bowls of this and it was DELISH!
    Thanks for supper Koo!

  • evan

    And as for the pumpkin cheesecake brownies-chewy and moist-YUM! Thanks for dessert too!

  • Chowder = classic.

    Those brownies = HOLY goodness yum.

  • Your chowder looks fab & so tasty!!

    I hear that you are liking Culinary school!! The dessert, the pumpkin cheesy brownies look so delectable!!! MMMMMMMMMMMM,…
    PS/ I just used your maple butter on fresh toast & I also spread it on freshly baked scones,…Delightful,..I will post them soon,…

  • Thanks Mom and VeggieGirl!

    Thanks Sophie! Glad to here you enjoyed the maple butter!!!!!

  • Koko, I might have the same yellow bowls as you. Are yours from Crate and Barrel? I think that’s where I got mine. Anyways, I love New England Clam Chowder….worth all the creamy calories!

  • I believe I got these bowls at Pier 1- I love them…yellow is my favourite colour! And yes, creamy calories…definitely worth it!

  • I have a Pier 1 right around the corner from me and it’s hard not to buy stuff all the time. The lack of space really does help to hold me back, but I always want all the kitchen and dining stuff I see.

  • Clam chowder…I love it! Creamy and so tasty…just right for the cold weather.
    By the way good to see you back 🙂

  • You’re right, they have great kitchen and dining products! Absolutely tough to resist!

  • Thanks Juliana! 🙂

  • Our cooking class was also about clams, lobsters and crabs and more creatures like that but we didn’t make any clam chowder…! I should have thought about that but forgot until I saw that delicious photo! Lovely looking soup!