Clam Chowder (Alton Brown) Recipe

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Clam Chowder (Alton Brown)
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  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepot, render the salt pork until just crisp. Remove and discard. Sweat the onion in the pork fat until tender. Add the potatoes and cover with milk. Bring to a boil and let simmer until potatoes are soft. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate pot, fitted with a steamer basket, bring the reserved clam juice to a boil. Add clams and cover. Steam for three minutes until all clams are open. Remove the clams as they open and transfer to a bowl. Add the steaming juices to the pot with the chowder. Using a stick blender puree to desired consistency. Adjust seasonings.
  3. Finely chop the drained canned clams. Fold into the chowder. Serve with steamed clams, parsley, sour cream and grape tomatoes, as garnish.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 396.04 Kcal (1658 kJ)
Calories from fat 213.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.74g 37%
Cholesterol 70.35mg 23%
Sodium 738.22mg 31%
Potassium 883.13mg 19%
Total Carbs 15.38g 5%
Sugars 6.13g 25%
Dietary Fiber 0.83g 3%
Protein 28.96g 58%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 1%
Iron 3mg 17%
Calcium 223.5mg 22%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 139.34 Kcal (583 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.35g 37%
Cholesterol 24.75mg 23%
Sodium 259.72mg 31%
Potassium 310.7mg 19%
Total Carbs 5.41g 5%
Sugars 2.15g 25%
Dietary Fiber 0.29g 3%
Protein 10.19g 58%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Iron 1mg 17%
Calcium 78.6mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.7
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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