Simple Clam Chowder
Simple Clam Chowder might be just the American recipe you are searching for. One portion of this dish contains roughly 7g of protein, 2g of fat, and a total of 147 calories. This recipe serves 12. This recipe covers 9% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It works well as a soup. A mixture of clams, baking potato, 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 roughly 45 minutes.
Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp.
Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside.
Add onion, celery, salt, thyme, and garlic to drippings in pan; cook 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Drain clams, reserving liquid.
Add clam liquid, potato, clam juice, and bay leaf to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until potato is tender. Discard bay leaf.
Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk until smooth.
Add flour mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 12 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.
Add clams; cook 2 minutes.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Muscadet, Riesling
Chardonnay, Muscadet, and Riesling are my top picks 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. You could try Tenuta di Nozzole Le Bruniche Chardonnay. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.4 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 12 dollars per bottle.
Tenuta di Nozzole Le Bruniche ChardonnayNozzole Le Bruniche is an elegant and distinctive expression of the Chardonnay variety, with a clean, fragrant bouquet of white and tropical fruits offset by slight nuances of toast. On the palate, it shows a superb balance of fruit ripeness underscored by a fresh acidity and structure of medium body, with an overall impression of delicate complexity. These are repeated in the clean, persistent finish, which ends on a subtle toasty note.