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The 6 Types of Clam Chowder in New England

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Contrary to popular belief, there are many different types of clam chowder in New England. If you live far outside New England, you might only know the famous creamy version. But if you live within New England, you may know the other regional styles, which means you may be able to name four kinds of […]

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An Authentic New England Clam Chowder 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 clam chowder in New England. Some argue for a New England clam chowder without any thickening such as a Milky Maine clam chowder. Others argue for chowder […]

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Is Clam Chowder Healthy? The Answer May Suprise You

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Ask a hundred random people, “Is clam chowder healthy?” and I guarantee that around ninety percent would say “no.” Let’s face it, anything that includes cream and bacon is automatically perceived as unhealthy by the majority of people. Overly rich and sludgy canned clam chowder furthers the perception that all clam chowder is unhealthy. As […]

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How to Make a Wild Salmon Chowder

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Red, yellow and green. It’s not too often you get such unique colors in a chowder! In this wild salmon chowder recipe, yellow corn, green peas and the deep rich red flesh of a wild-caught salmon (as opposed to the pale pink of farm-raised salmon) make for a striking presentation. Most importantly, it’s delicious! I […]

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Oyster Chowder with Spinach

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An oyster chowder is not exactly a common chowder. It’s like a dear friend with a lavish lifestyle. You love this dear friend but you know you’re going to have to shell out some cash every time you hang out. However, on occasion, it’s totally worth. Unlike the bold flavors of a clam chowder, an […]

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Smoked Haddock Chowder with a Poached Egg

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A poached egg in a chowder? Oh yes indeed! Better yet, not just any chowder but a smoked haddock chowder. It just so happens that the flavors of smoked fish and an egg yolk complement each other really well. Who knew? Well, I guess you could say millions of Asian people certainly know, perhaps not […]

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Bluefish Chowder Recipe

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I grew up fishing for bluefish every summer on the Long Island Sound and it’s among my fondest childhood memories. Man do they put up a fight! But it’s only recently that I’ve learned to appreciate them for their culinary potential. Bluefish have a high oil content which means they’re fantastic eating when prepared fresh but […]

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Portuguese Clam Chowder

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Few New Englanders are aware that there’s another type of clam chowder in New England that is a tomato-based red clam chowder. This may be shocking to most New Englanders who once tried to criminalize adding tomatoes to chowder. But in pockets around New England, there’s exists a little-known Portuguese clam chowder that bears little resemblance […]

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Maine Clam Chowder with Steamers

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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 types of clam chowder in New England, the northernmost New England versions are on the thinner and brothier side of the chowder spectrum. This doesn’t mean a milky Maine clam chowder isn’t hearty […]

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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 a Long Island clam chowder. Judging from the cover pic 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 […]

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