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Aug 18, 2006 05:09 PM

Help! Canned Clam Chowder

What can I add to make it better (other than chopped clams)?

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  1. White or red? If it's red, maybe some fresh thyme and/or additional bay leaf, even a little chopped cooked bacon.

      1. If it's the condensed kind, add heavy cream and whole milk in equal parts. Tablespoon of butter would help some. If you're fat averse, add some chicken or seafood stock. You can also thicken it by adding grated potato (white, not the waxy kind). Makes it more of a stew.

        I take mine with a dash of Tabasco. Makes it a little pink and I'd probly get shot in New England but I'm not there so nya-nya-nya.

        1. If it's condensed, use 1/2 and 1/2 instead of milk. Some chopped bacon. I like to add a dash or two of Worcestershire, but that can get you kicked out of New England.

          1. How about adding fresh or frozen fish? To me the clams in canned clam chowder have very little flavor. Adding fish or clams would at least make it taste like it came from the sea.