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Microwave Clam Chowder

   

Clam Chowder

Microwave Clam Chowder Recipe

This is a cheaters, under 30-minute microwave recipe for clam chowder. Adjust the amount of clam broth for the consistency - for example for a less chunky soup, add more broth/hot water a little at a time. On the other hand, stir in more cream if you want the soup creamier.

Serves: 4 (fills 2 bread bowls)

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 US russet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1/4 onion peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 slices of streaky bacon chopped finely
  • a small knob of butter
  • pure cream
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 can of pacific clams reserve the clam broth
  • 4 tbsp frozen vegetables (corn and carrot)
  • splash of dry white wine optional
  • sea salt to taste

Garnishing suggestions

  • bread bowl
  • parsley

Tools

  • microwave-safe casserole with lid
  • wooden or silicon spatula for mixing

Directions

  1. Add chopped bacon in a microwave-safe casserole and microwave on high (900 watts) with lid on for 2 minutes.
  2. Add chopped onions and butter. Microwave on high with lid on for another 2 minutes.
  3. Stir well, add diced potatoes and flour.
  4. Add clam broth (about 200ml, adjust according to your liking) and bay leaves. Mix well. Microwave on high with lid on for 7 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.
  5. Add frozen vegetables and microwave on high with lid on for another 1 minute.
  6. Discard bay leaves. Now, while the soup is still hot, stir in cream and mix well into the soup (I added about 3 tbsp to achieve the consistency I like).
  7. Stir in the clams (I added about half a can). If you like, you can also add a splash of dry white wine. Season with sea salt. Serve in a soup bowl or an edible bread bowl. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Noob Cook Tips

  1. Instead of cream, you can substitute with milk, crème fraiche or double cream depending on your preferred consistency.
  2. For a healthier but still chunky version, add more flour in step 3 and use low fat milk or even evaporated milk.
  3. Adjust the amount of clam broth for the consistency – for example for a less chunky soup, add more broth/hot water a little at a time. On the other hand, stir in more cream if you want the soup creamier.
                                           

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16 Responses to “Microwave Clam Chowder”

  1. Llewellyn tracey yin — July 3, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

    I do not have a microwave, do you have a normal oven and or stove top
    Version please? Thank you!

    Reply