Watch more Soups & Stews videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/239-Soups-and-Stews Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to make New England clam chowder, a creamy, hearty seafood soup that's perfect for a cold day. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Chop the clams Discard any clams that did not open. Let the clams cool; then cut the meat out with a paring knife and chop coarsely. Wash the soup pot. Step 2: Cook the salt pork or pancetta Dice the salt pork or pancetta and add to the soup pot. Cook until crisp. Step 3: Add the onion and celery Dice the onion and celery and add to the salt pork or pancetta. Cook until soft. Tip For a quicker recipe, substitute two cups freshly shucked clams or three cans minced clams, plus one bottle clam juice. Step 4: Add the potatoes Stir in the reserved clam broth or bottled clam juice, plus the milk. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes. Add them to the pot with the bay leaf and thyme and simmer until tender. Step 5: Steam the clams Wash the clams thoroughly under cold running water and add them to three cups boiling water in a large soup pot. Boil for three to five minutes. Tip Mix two tablespoons flour with two tablespoons cold water; and cook and stir for one minute for thicker chowder. Step 6: Finish and serve Add the cream and the clam meat. Simmer and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with oyster crackers. You'll be saying "chowdah" before you know it. Step 7: Save the clam broth Remove the steamed clams and set aside. Pour off two cups of the steaming water into a measuring cup.m Did You Know? Did you know? Hard-shell clams can live for 40 years.
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