Recipe courtesy of Gail Matthews
New England Clam Chowder
50 min
40 min
10 min
4 servings
50 min
40 min
10 min
4 servings


  • 1 large piece salt pork
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 8 red potatoes, skin on, diced small
  • 4 cups clam juice
  • 3 pounds chopped Essex clams
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Dash salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 quart cream
  • Flour, to thicken


Add the salt pork and 1 cup water into pot. Simmer for about 10 minutes Add large onion chopped to the pot, let simmer for about 20 minutes until the onions are translucent. The longer you let simmer the more flavor blends. At this point add the potatoes and clam juice to the pot. The clam juice should cover the potatoes.

Cover the pot and let simmer until the potatoes become tender not mushy. Then add the clams, butter, dash of salt and fresh ground pepper. Cover pot and let simmer for 5 minutes, then turn stove off and let set the chowder sit on the stove.

At this point if I'm making it a day ahead which I usually do because the flavors seem to blend better, this would be the stock. Pack it in ice to chill quickly then refrigerate.

If serving the same day, add the cream and whisk in the flour to the desired thickness. Serve with fresh ground pepper and chowder crackers.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:


New Haven-Style White Clam Pizza

Recipe courtesy of Young Sun Huh

Iggy's Clam Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Iggy's Doughboys

New Orleans Coleslaw

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

New Orleans Beignets

Recipe courtesy of Treva Chadwell

Zuppa di Vongole: Clam Soup

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

A New Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of Sarah Sharratt

Portuguese Chicken with Chorizo and Clams

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes


Trending Videos

Brunch Bonanza

So Much Pretty Food Here