Tomato Vegetable Clam Chowder

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The tomato base of this Manhattan-style chowder highlights the sweet, sea-salt flavour of fresh clams. Set a few clam shells aside to garnish each bowl.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2004

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs small clams
  • 3/4 cups dry white wine
  • 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 slices bacon diced
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cups diced onions
  • 3/4 cups diced celery
  • 3/4 cups diced carrots
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup sodium-reduced chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cup diced peeled potato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Method

Rinse clams. Discard any that do not close when tapped. Place in large Dutch oven. Add wine and 1/4 cup (50 mL) water; cover and steam over medium-high heat, stirring once, until clams open, about 10 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve into bowl, reserving liquid and discarding any clams that do not open. Remove clams from shells; place clams in separate bowl. Set aside. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate clams and liquid for up to 24 hours.)

In Dutch oven, fry bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 6 minutes; drain off fat. Add butter, onion, celery and carrot; cook until softened, about 6 minutes.

Add tomatoes, chicken stock, thyme, pepper, bay leaf and reserved cooking liquid; bring to boil. Add potatoes; cover and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Add clams; simmer until heated through, about 3 minutes. Discard bay leaf. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate, uncovered, until cold. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.) Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 8 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 327 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 103.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g

%RDI

  • Iron 25.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 35.0
  • Vitamin C 33.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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