Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder Recipe

Step 1

In a heavy pot cook bacon with onion, parsley, and black pepper for about 5 minutes. Add the 1/2 bay leaf, minced celery, and minced green pepper; cook for 15 minutes. Add juice from minced clams, 1 eight-ounce bottle of clam juice, reserved liquid from tomatoes, diced potatoes and water; simmer for 25 minutes longer. Add the clams, tomatoes and second eight-ounce bottle of clam juice; correct seasoning.

Step 2

Add butter; sprinkle top with parsley. Serve with crusty garlic bread or oyster crackers.

Things You'll Need

  • 4oz Bacon ; cut small pieces
  • 1c Onion ; minced
  • 2ts Parsley ; fresh flat leaf
  • - finely chopped
  • 1/2 Bay leaf
  • 2c Celery ; minced
  • 1c Green pepper ; minced
  • 3c Minced clams ; 16 oz cans
  • 16oz Clam juice ; bottled
  • 28oz Italian-style tomatoes
  • - drain (saving liquid)
  • - and chop
  • 4c Potatoes ; peel/dice
  • 2ts Butter
  • 8c -water
  • 1/2ts Black pepper ; freshly groun
  • -salt to taste
  • -parsley, fresh ; chopped
  • - for garnish

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