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Tour the USA (Northwest), Chipotle Clam Chowder

  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped potatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded or chopped carrots (optional)
  • 2 cans clams, minced or baby
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 qt half & half
  • 1 Tsp – 2 Tablespoons Chipotle Paste (to taste preference)

Directions

  • Drain clams, pour juice into a large pot and add the vegetables.  Add water to barely cover.  Simmer 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.  In another pot, make a white sauce by melting the butter and then stir in the flour.  Slowly add the Half & Half, salt, sugar & pepper and Chipotle Paste (to taste).  Simmer until it thickens.  Add vegetables and clams.   Do not boil after adding the clams.