Saturday, November 21, 2009

market streets creamy clam chowder...

in staying with the theme of yesterday... here is another great take-out, made-in recipe from kristin. we went up to see thriller as friends this fall & had to go get soup & salad @ market street before the show. as we were bellied up to the bar, kristin says--"oh, i have the recipe for THIER clam chowder." to which i of course responded... "well why haven't you brought it to recipe club!?!" so, without fail, the next month she delivered! thanks kris!

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*market street grill clam chowder*

1 cup potatoes, diced ½ inch
1 cup celery, diced ½ inch
1 cup onion, diced ½ inch
1 cup green pepper, diced ½ inch
1 cup leeks, diced ½ inch
¾ cup chopped clams (canned or fresh)
¾ tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
1 ½ tablespoon salt
¾ tablespoon whole thyme
6 bay leaves
1 teaspoon Tabasco
¾ cup sherry wine
2 cups water
¾ cup clam juice (drained from canned clams or purchased separately in can)
¾ cup butter, melted
1 cup flour
2 quarts half-and-half

Combine melted butter and flour in oven-proof container and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. In large saucepan, combine remaining ingredients except half-and-half. Simmer until potatoes are thoroughly cooked. Stir butter-flour mixture into chowder and stir until thick. Mixture will be slightly less thick than cookie dough. Remove chowder from heat. Stir in half-and-half until blended. Heat to serving temperature, stirring occasionally.

Serve immediately. Makes 12 servings.

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