Foodie Holiday : January 21st is New England Clam Chowder Day

Today is National New England Clam Chowder Day so cook some (recipe below), buy some from a local spot (recommendation below) & always share!

Local “New England Clam Chowder” Find per Yelp.com

FishBones

6707 W Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 352-0135

Yelper Quote : “Their New England Clam Chowder was Awesome”

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New England Calm Chowder

Recipe courtesy Dave Lieberman

Ingredients

 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion, finely diced
2 celery stalks (reserve tender leaves) trimmed, quartered lengthwise, then sliced into  1/4-inch pieces
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
2 (10-ounce) cans chopped clams in juice
1 cup heavy cream
2 bay leaves
1 pound Idaho potatoes, cut into 1/2- inch   cubes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Heat the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery and saute until softened, mixing often. Stir in the flour to distribute evenly. Add the stock, juice from 2 cans of chopped clams (reserve clams), cream, bay leaves, and potatoes and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, stirring consistently (the mixture will thicken), then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook 20 minutes, stirring often, until the potatoes are nice and tender. Then add clams and season to taste with salt and pepper, cook until clams are just firm, another 2 minutes.

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