With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: East Hampton Clam Chowder with Barefoot Bloggers

Thursday, October 14, 2010

East Hampton Clam Chowder with Barefoot Bloggers

Laura from Family Spice
has chosen East Hampton Clam Chowder
This Ina Garten recipe is from her cook book
Barefoot Contessa Family Style
A perfect recipe to enjoy as the autumn begin sending chillier days!
Brimming with carrots, celery, onion and of course, clams in a creamy and hearty broth.
Preparation is easy...
saute the vegetables after chopping
simmer in clam juice
make a rue of butter and flour
add to broth to thicken
add clams and milk
heat through and enjoy!

East Hampton Clam Chowder

2002, Barefoot Contessa Family Style
Ina Garten


  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions)
  • 2 cups medium-diced celery (4 stalks)
  • 2 cups medium-diced carrots (6 carrots)
  • 4 cups peeled medium-diced boiling potatoes (8 potatoes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves (1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 quart (4 cups) clam juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups chopped fresh chowder clams (1 1/2 pounds shucked clams)


Melt 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) of the butter in a large heavy-bottomed stockpot. Add the onions and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until translucent. Add the celery, carrots, potatoes, thyme, salt, and pepper and saute for 10 more minutes. Add the clam juice, bring to a boil, and simmer, uncovered, until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
In a small pot, melt the remaining 8 tablespoons of butter and whisk in the flour. Cook over very low heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in a cup of the hot broth and then pour this mixture back into the cooked vegetables. Simmer for a few minutes until the broth is thickened.
Add the milk and clams and heat gently for a few minutes to cook the clams. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve hot.
Barefoot Bloggers


sarah said...

this looks so yummy....coming from someone who is dangerous in the kitchen....☺

Mildred said...

John would adore this recipe! Your photos are great as always. Wishing you a good day Lorraine.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WOW! Your pics make this look so good! Makes me want to travel hundreds of miles to get fresh clams (which is what I would have to do!) HA!

Dishesdone said...

Great looking chowder! I'm allergic but once upon a time, it was my all time favorite!

FamilySpice said...

Beautiful pictures! You've done a marvelous job!

Ann said...

It looks absolutely delicious. Too bad i don't like clam chowder :) However a big bowl of soup would be good right about now

NanaDiana said...

Ohhh...we LOVE clam chowder...New England style-Not Manhattan style...This looks wonderful because of the base! I will try this soon! Thanks- Diana

mr. pineapple man said...

omg looks delicious!!

Snippety Gibbet said...

That looks yummy. For some reason, I just can't enjoy canned oyster chowder anymore. I looked at those cans the other day at the grocery, and wanted to be captivated by one, but I imagine they all taste like "can." Maybe I'll give this a try. jan

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh yum! this looks like a keeper recipe. I've got to try it:>) thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

That looks so delish and oh so creamy...

I lvoe Ina's recipes because they seem so simple to make yet so delicious and hearty.

Ann said...

Oh that's love dear...just a typo error

Penny said...

Love how you served the chowder. It looks wonderful. I love your kitchen too!

Maggie Ann said...

Yum, I've been thinking of cooking up some soup. Potato soup is an old favorite, a comfort food for sure.

Shandy said...

What a beautiful soup tureen! I love how you assembled the step-by-step photos too. The recipe for clam chowder looks like a winner and one I am going to be trying. Homemade clam chowder is a family favorite meal.

Deb said...

The weather is really cool here...great for soup!!!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Oh yum! This looks so delicious and I would like some NOW! I'll have to make some soon.

Vivienne said...

I am salivating just looking at the soup! so hearty and warm...reminds me of childhood and home :) thanks for sharing!


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