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New England Clam Chowder: A Timeless, Authentic Recipe

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In New England, the debate over what is a truly authentic New England clam chowder recipe can get pretty heated. Arguments typically center around the different types of seafood chowder recipes in New England. Some argue for a New England clam chowder without any thickening such as a Milky Maine clam chowder. Others argue for […]

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Classic New England Fish Chowder: Where it All Started

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Did you know that New England fish chowder is the origin of every chowder in the United States? It’s true! Although today there are many regional chowder styles, it all started with New England fish chowders in colonial days. They are the original chowders and actually pre-date clam chowders. The first fish chowder recipe was […]

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Luscious Lobster Chowder: An Iconic New England Recipe

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This creamy lobster chowder recipe is one the best seafood chowder recipes you’ll ever come across. It consists of tender chunks of juicy lobster, sweet corn, hearty chunks of onion and potato, bacon, lobster broth, white wine, fennel, and herbs and cream. I mean, COME ON, how could that not be amazing?! It rivals perhaps […]

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Scrumptious Scallop Chowder: An Ultra-Flavorful Recipe

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Who doesn’t love New England’s most iconic recipe, New England clam chowder? But did you know you can make chowder from any type of fish or shellfish? Lobster corn chowder, various fish chowders, and crab chowder are some of the more commonly made seafood chowder recipes. But perhaps the most underrated and most delicious is […]

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Mussel Chowder: A Must-Try for Chowder Lovers

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Have you ever seen a mussel chowder recipe on a restaurant menu? I sure haven’t. Chefs have to make things that sell so I’m guessing the overwhelming popularity of New England clam chowder keeps mussel chowder off menus. But mussel chowder can be just as easy to make and just as flavorful! In fact, mussels […]

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Oyster Chowder: An Oyster Lover’s Delight

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Oyster chowder is like a dear friend with a lavish lifestyle. You may have to keep your distance most of the time, but on occasion, it’s totally worth it to shell out some cash and indulge. Although oysters are not cheap these days, it’s one of those rare seafood chowder recipes that everyone should try […]

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Long Island Clam Chowder: What It Is and How to Make It

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If you have strong opinions about chowder you might freak out when you learn about Long Island clam chowder. Judging from the picture below you’re probably already a little alarmed. Yeah, it’s pink. I know, strange, isn’t it? We all know chowder allegiances run deep in the Northeast. Everyone claims the version they grew up […]

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Maine Clam Chowder: A Buttery, Brothy, Milky Delight

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Maine clam chowder is a unique twist on the more well-known New England clam chowder. The defining characteristic of Maine-style clam chowders is that traditionally they’re made with milk and never thickened with flour. In comparison to other chowder recipes in New England, the northernmost New England versions are on the thinner and brothier side […]

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