Try this Manhattan Clam Chowder, a soup iconic of the east coast. Serve yourself a delicious bowl, piping hot and garnished with oyster crackers.
All You MARCH 2011
1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm vegetable oil. Add onion, celery and carrots to pan. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 7 minutes.
2. Sprinkle in flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring vigorously. Add 4 cups water and reserved clam juice. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in tomato paste, tomatoes, potatoes, crushed red pepper and Italian seasoning; season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in clams and simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes longer. Serve hot (with oyster crackers, if desired).
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