Clam or Mussel Chowder Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh clams and/or mussels, cleaned
  • 3 ounces bacon, cut in strips
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Handful basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 1 cup cream
How to cook Clam or Mussel Chowder:
  • Steam the clams/mussels 10 minutes and take them out of the shells; cut them small.
  • Stir fry the onion and the bacon 4 minutes in half of the butter; add the potatoes and the oregano and stir fry 5 minutes more.
  • Add 3 cups of water, bring to the boil and simmer 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, melt the rest of the butter and stir in the clams/mussels. Add 1/2 cup of water and heat, but don't boil. Leave it on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Finally, stir the clams/mussels and the liquid into the soup, as well as the cream and the basil and salt to taste.
  • Heat before serving, but don't boil.
  • Serve the Clam or Mussel Chowder with toasted garlic bread or a buttered crusty loaf of Portuguese or Italian bread.
Clam or Mussel Chowder recipe

Note:

The Clam or Mussel Chowder recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.


This recipe for Clam or Mussel Chowder serves/makes: 4

The Clam or Mussel Chowder recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Clams (more Clams recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: American (more American recipes)

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