A bad cook made a great clam chowder

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    I am notoriously a bad cook - just ask my fiance - but sometimes I can get it right.

    It's getting to be soup weather around here...brrrrr...so, I tried to make a clam chowder Monday night (and the leftovers are even better).

    And, it worked! I love the internet for stuff like this.

    Here's what I used:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSRIb9L74sg]New England Clam Chowder : Old Salt Restaurant (Hampton, NH) - YouTube[/ame]

    I had no idea that bacon was a part of the recipe.
     
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    CHOWDAH :thup:
     
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    I'll have to try that. I'm surprised he didn't toss in a bay leaf or 3.
     
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    i use salt pork instead of bacon.

    nice work, si

    i'll bring my spoon :)
     
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    :D Thanks. I had no idea it was so easy.

    And, honestly, the leftovers taste even better. (I wonder why that is sometimes?) I just finished eating too much of it and I hurt. Probably the last night for leftovers, too...seafood and all.

    Oh, and I used frozen clam meat instead of cans. I thought that was a good choice. Plus, I had no idea that they sell a thing called "clam juice". I thought I would have to go to a specialty store to get that and almost gave up before I even started. Just makes me laugh how many times I've been in a simple grocery store and never noticed that.

    :(
     
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    frozen clams definitely taste better than the canned.

    when i was a kid, we'd go clamming and make chowder that night.

    it always tastes better the second or third day.

    good for you trying out something new
     
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    I love to make clam chowder, I really love making gumbo.
     
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    They are a little chewy
     

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