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Manhattan Clam Chowder Recipe

Serves 4


  • 2 slices bacon, finely diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups tomato juice, or 2 cups vegetable juice cocktail
  • 1 8-oz bottle clam juice
  • 1 8-oz can minced clams, undrained
  • 1/4 tsp ground thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a deep, 2 1/2-quart, heat-resistant, non-metallic casserole place diced bacon.
2. Heat, uncovered, in microwave oven for 2 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
3. Add chopped onion and celery and heat, uncovered, in microwave oven for 2 minutes more or until vegetables are tender.
4. Blend flour into vegetable mixture and stir until smooth, add vegetable cocktail gradually, stirring until smooth.
5. Add remaining ingredients; heat, covered, in microwave oven for 5 minutes.
6. Stir.
7. Heat, covered, in microwave oven for an additional 10 minutes.
8. Adjust seasonings if necessary.


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Main Ingredient:Seafood / Clams
Course:First Course
Preparation Method:Microwave

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