View Full Version : I need a good chowder recipe

jack grebe
03-22-2006, 07:04 AM
anybody got one? A few years back WB had Reds recipe in the mag. on a seperate card(that I no longer have) that was great.anybody still got it?

Ian McColgin
03-22-2006, 05:56 PM
Feed the milking cow on fish heads for a finastkind chowder.

03-22-2006, 06:09 PM
"Reds recipe?" Do you mean Rhode Island Red Chowder?


16 lrg qauhogs - (2 cups chopped meat)
2 cup dry white wine
2 cup bottled clam broth or fish stock (to 3 cups)
1/4 lb salt pork
1 lrg onion
2 x celery stalks
2 x garlic cloves
1 bn Italian flat-leaf parsley
2 x bay leaves
2 sprg fresh thyme
4 x ripe tomatoes
1 tbl tomato puree
2 lrg potatoes
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste

Scrub the qauhogs and place them in a large, covered pot with the wine. Steam them for 10 to 15 minutes or until the shells just open. Shuck the quahogs and grind, using a meat grinder or food processor. Strain the cooking liquid through damp cheesecloth - you should have 6 cups. If necessary, add clam broth or fish stock to make up the difference.

Finely dice the salt pork. Fry the salt pork slowly in a large pot over low heat to render the fat. Transfer the cracklings with a slotted spoon to a paper towel to drain.

Meanwhile, finely chop the onion and celery. Mince the garlic. Tie half of the parsley and the other herbs into a bouquet garni. Finely chop the remaining parsley. Peel, seed and coarsely chop the tomatoes. Peel and dice the potatoes into a bowl of cold water to prevent them from browning.

Saute the onions, celery, garlic and bouquet garni in the rendered fat over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft but not browned. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste, increase the heat to high, and cook for 1 minute. Add the 6 cups of clam liquid and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes, reduce the heat, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender.

Just before serving, stir in the quahog meat and salt and pepper to taste. Garnish the chowder with the chopped parsley and the salt pork cracklings and serve at once.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Dale R. Hamilton
03-23-2006, 10:26 AM
Paladin- you out there? Post you recipe- its the best I ever had. Still eating it.