I'd make this again. The carrots and the bacon make it different that the standard chowder. Creamy and just the right amount of fish flavor.
I guess I don't like the diet Clam Chowder as much as others I have tried. I made this one and it was a bit too fishy tasting and too watery for me. I would prefer a rich, creamy recepi with less of a fishy taste. I must try a different recepi here. Any suggestions?
I've tried several lightened up clam chowders over the years, and they never seem as good as the real thing...until now. I made this exactly according to the recipe. It was easy, and it tastes fabulous! Not at all like a diet version. While my husband and I had it for dinner with a green salad and baguette (which was plenty, since the chowder is pretty rich tasting), I'd also serve this to company. Don't skip the thyme and half & half at the end!
I really liked this recipe. Most flour based reduced fat clam chowder recipes end up tasting floury and pasty. This one was not. Had this for a nice Sunday night dinner with just a salad and baguette. The only change I made was adding the clams at the very end, just before adding the thyme. Simmering the clams for 25 minutes would seem to make them tough. Will definitely make this again.