Corn, Clam, and Mussel Chowder
You can never have too many soup recipes, so give Corn, Clam, and Mussel Chowder A mixture of bacon, flour, onion, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 40 minutes.
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat.
Add bacon to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
Add onion, celery, and chopped thyme to pan; cook 8 minutes or until softened, stirring frequently.
Add potato and bottled juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, 9 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Stir in corn and mussels; bring to a boil. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until mussels open; discard any unopened shells.
Combine half-and-half, milk, and flour in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Stir half-and-half mixture and clams into pan; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in 2 tablespoons reserved clam liquid and salt.
Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.
Combine 4 cups torn romaine lettuce, 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes, and 1 cup sliced fennel bulb in a large bowl.
Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper in a small bowl. Gradually add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.
Pour vinaigrette over lettuce mixture; toss well.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Muscadet, Riesling
Chardonnay, Muscadet, and Riesling are great choices for Clams. Buttery chardonnay is great for scallops, shrimp, crab, and lobster, while muscadet is a classic pick for mussels, oysters, and clams. If you've got some spice in your shellfish, a semi-dry riesling can balance out the heat. The Antica Chardonnay (Mountain Select) with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 29 dollars per bottle.
Antica Chardonnay (Mountain Select)The 2017 Chardonnay is vibrant and rich with enticing aromas that lead to a firm core of pear, apple and apricot flavors shaded by lightly-spiced oak. On the palate, the wine offers layer upon layer of lingering flavors. The wine highlights varietal purity with elegance and freshness on the palate.The Chardonnay was picked from 4 to 31-year-old vinesfrom select portions of nine vineyard blocks, which areplanted at an elevation of 1,413-1,494 feet. This year’s selection comprised of 10 Chardonnay clones—nine Burgundian and the acclaimed Heritage Weimer Selection—that together create the complexity in aromatics andflavors we seek for our Mountain Select Chardonnay.