Today we were supposed to have rain and wind.
I was ready to stay in the house and be warm and cozy.
We had clouds but no rain and no wind. I opened all
the windows and put on a short sleeved shirt and
pretended I was cold.
I wanted to fix Clam Chowder so I did anyway.
I wanted to share my recipe with you on this Monday.
My Best Clam Chowder
3 cans minced clams
1 cup minced onion
1 cup diced celery
2 cups diced potatoes
1 cup diced carrots
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup butter
1 qt half&half
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
ground pepper to taste
diced bacon if desired
Serve in bread bowls
1. Put diced vegetables in large skillet. Drain juice from clams into skillet.
Add enough water to cover cook over medium heat until tender.
2. Meanwhile in large heavy saucepan melt butter over medium heat.
Wisk flour until smooth, wisk in cream and stir constantly until smooth.
3. After vegetables are tender, add all to the to cream in sauce pan.
Do not boil.
4. Stir in clams just before serving. When clams are heated through stir in
vinegar and salt and pepper.
The vinegar is the magic ingredient. I had never made anything like this
and it makes the clam chowder the best I have ever eaten.
This is what I serve on Christmas Eve I feed a bunch on Christmas
Eve so I just triple it and it always turns out very nice. Serving
it in bread bowls just makes it festive.
Have a lovely Monday. Sorry the picture isn't better,
I get all self conscious when I show my food. :)
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!(Psalm. 107:6)