Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Clam Chowder

I love soup. Made this tonight with Tuna Melts. Very tasty.

In a large pot over medium heat:

2 tbsp. Butter
Salt and Pepper
5 sprigs Thyme
1 medium White Onion - chopped
an equal amount of chopped Celery - use the tips so you get the leaves too
3 drops of Hot Sauce - like Tapatio - or a tiny bit of Cayenne Pepper

Cook until the veggies start to soften - about 5 minutes.

Sprinkle and stir in 2 spoonfuls of Flour - about 2 tbsp - and cook a minute or two longer.
Add 1 pint of Heavy Whipping Cream and 1-14 oz. can of Chicken Stock. Bring to a bubble and add in 2 cans of clams (6 or 6.5 oz., with juice - do not drain) and about 1 cup of chopped Potato. I usually use one small red potato, but I ran out the other day and only had baby sweet potatoes and yams, so I went with a half cup of each - very good.

Bring back to a bubble, then lower the heat to a simmer. Cook another 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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