Chunky clam chowder

Prep 20 min
Total 45 min
Makes 4 Servings



3 slices
bacon, finely chopped
carrots, peeled and chopped
celery stalk, chopped
yellow potato, peeled and finely chopped
onion, chopped
garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp
2 1/2 cups
1 cup
2 sprigs
142-g can
baby clams
1/4 cup
chopped parsley


  • HEAT a large saucepan over medium-high. Add bacon slices. Cook, stirring often, until bacon is crisp, about 5 min. Remove bacon, leaving fat in saucepan. Add carrots, celery stalk, yellow potato, onion, garlic cloves and tomato paste. Cook until onion is tender, 3 to 5 min. Add Clamato, water and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, about 30 min.
  • STIR in baby clams. Garnish with reserved bacon and parsley. Add a dash of Tabasco.


Calories 240, Protein 9 g, Carbohydrates 33 g, Fat 8 g, Fibre 3 g, Sodium 718 mg. Excellent source of vitamin A

Wine Pairings

Wine Wolf Blass Chardonnay Australia

Clamato chowder
Pair it with: A modern chardonnay.

With a more reserved style than Wolf Blass has previously been known for, this contemporary, food-friendly chardonnay exhibits refreshing citrus alongside a punch of ginger spice and candied lemon, with restrained oak nuances.

Our pick: Wolf Blass Chardonnay, Australia, $15.

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