New England Clam Chowder
Ingredients:4 oz bacon, 4 slices, chopped
1 tsp Spice Beast Jacked Garlic and Onion
2 cups onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrot, chopped
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp Spice Beast Beast Prep
1 tsp dried thyme
4 cans minced clam, with juice
1 ½ cups chicken stock
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups heavy cream
1 bay leaf
How to Make
Place a fine mesh strainer over a medium bowl and strain the 4 cans of minced clams, separating the meat from the juices.
Using a 6-quart dutch oven or pot of similar size, fry bacon over medium-high heat until fat renders and the edges begin to crisp.
Add onion and sauté until softened and translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to low and add carrots, celery and flour, stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes to avoid lumps.
Add all Spice Beast seasonings, thyme, reserved clam juices, chicken stock, diced potatoes, and bay leaf. Stir to incorporate, then cover and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove bay leaf and add cream. Allow chowder to simmer for an additional 10-20 minutes until soup has thickened to an appropriate consistency.
Add in reserved clam meat and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes.Remove from heat and serve with oyster crackers