Getting cool here again.

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by LEN, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    So I made a big batch of razor clam chowder. Finally get to go camping at the cabin starting Monday for a couple weeks in the San Juan islands. This is a great time of year in the islands, with farmers market and noon music(kinda long hair but some of it rocks). Usually we have a big crowd, but this year seems a lot of the people have other things to do. Oh well nekkid hot tub(boy thats an ugly thought, me not the bride) and relaxing with a BBQ or two. If anyone is around Orcas give us a yell we do check email there.

  2. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

    RE: Getting cool here again.

    Yum! Clam Chowder sounds good! What's your recipe?
  3. msjackie

    msjackie New Member

    Re: Getting cool here again.

    Sounds like a great time, enjoy
  4. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: Getting cool here again.

    For the recipe,


    * 4 slices bacon, diced
    * 1 medium onion, diced
    * 3 stalks celery, diced
    * 1/4 lb new potato, blanched and diced
    * 4 cups heavy cream
    * 1 1/2 cups clams, chopped
    * 1/3 cup flour
    * 1/2 cup half-and-half
    * 3 ounces butter
    * 2 ounces clam base
    * 1 1/4 cups clam juice
    * 1 pinch garlic, chopped
    * 1 pinch white pepper
    * 1 pinch black pepper
    * 1 pinch cayenne, to taste
    * 1 teaspoon marjoram
    * 2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped
    * 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
    * 1/4 teaspoon dill
    * 1/2 teaspoon thyme
    * 2 bay leaves
    * 1/8 cup fresh parsley, chopped


    Cook bacon until transparent.
    Add butter, onions, celery and all the seasoning except dill and parsley.
    Cook until tender. Add flour and cook 3 to 4 minutes over low heat.
    Add all dairy products, clam nectar and base. Heat just under boiling point.
    Steam potatoes and cool.
    Add chopped clams and potatoes. Bring to a boil slowly and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add dill and parsley and serve.

    The only thing I did that is a bit different is I do a rue(spelling here) first with a cube of butter melted in a cooking pan
    then add flour while stiring tile you get a paste, then add everything plus I like to let it simmer a bit longer so the flavors come together.

  5. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Getting cool here again.

    yum yum. when do we eat :laugh: :laugh:
  6. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

    Re: Getting cool here again.

    Wow! Sounds great. Copied and saved. Will give it a try first chance I get to find all the ingredients. Thanks Len!

  7. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

    Re: Getting cool here again.

    Hey Len, thanks, I too will give it a shot.

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