New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

Serve this classic chowder with oyster crackers and as much hot sauce as you desire.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


2 cups water
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 cups minced clams, with juices
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or until potato is tender.

2. Add clams, and return mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and let stand 20 minutes.

3. Stir in cream and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated.

Woodman's of Essex, Essex, Massachusetts


May 2009
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