Plum Island Sound Clam Chowder
This light New England style chowder can be made with fresh or canned clams. Thyme, bacon, red potatoes, two types of milk (evaporated milk and reduced fat 1% milk) and a splash of sherry keep it authentic, but if you like your chowder thick consider making a roux.
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If fresh clams are available, use about 1 1/2 cups chopped clams.