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Old 10-11-2013, 07:17 PM   #31
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I'd say sure. I prefer New England style, which is pretty much a cream of potato soup with clams. I'm sure shrimp/prawns would work well, too.
But if you like shrimp you'd probably like clams, after all they are typically chopped so it's not like having a whole clam in your mouth... not that there's anything wrong with that. They have a little "bite", sort of like a kidney (if you've eaten beef and kidney stew).
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For years I have been pondering Clam Chowder. My problem is, I have never eaten a clam! I have this worry that I wouldn't like the texture and that would defeat the purpose of making a Clam Chowder!

Can you make a reasonably authentic Chowder without using clams? Say, with prawns? (Not lobster though - far too expensive here!)
Katy, try a little can of minced clams, they're really cheap. Make a dip mixing them and their juice with cream cheese and sour cream with a bit of hot sauce and worchestershire, and see if you like them. I'll bet you will, not the least bit fishy, with a really nice chew. Then try a clam chowder!
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #33
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I'd say sure. I prefer New England style, which is pretty much a cream of potato soup with clams. I'm sure shrimp/prawns would work well, too.
But if you like shrimp you'd probably like clams, after all they are typically chopped so it's not like having a whole clam in your mouth... not that there's anything wrong with that. They have a little "bite", sort of like a kidney (if you've eaten beef and kidney stew).
The clams are chopped? Now that puts a whole new complexion on things! (I like kidney so maybe I should give this a go!) It always looks so nice when they do it on TV.
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Katy, try a little can of minced clams, they're really cheap. Make a dip mixing them and their juice with cream cheese and sour cream with a bit of hot sauce and worchestershire, and see if you like them. I'll bet you will, not the least bit fishy, with a really nice chew. Then try a clam chowder!
I think I can get tinned clams here (not sure if they are whole or minced) - I'll have a look out for them on my next visit to Sainsburys.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #35
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Well, work kicked my butt...I don't feel like cooking...maybe a PBJ will fit the bill.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:46 PM   #36
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Well, work kicked my butt...I don't feel like cooking...maybe a PBJ will fit the bill.
you could always toast the bread to make it special

A lot of rough days going around today.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #37
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The clams are chopped? Now that puts a whole new complexion on things! (I like kidney so maybe I should give this a go!) It always looks so nice when they do it on TV.
Katy - Have you ever been to Germany and had Schneckensuppe? (snail soup) The snails have the same texture as chopped clams....at least to me.
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We had a big pot of my spicy chili, a skillet of the best cornbread slathered with butter, iced tea and Caramel Apple Blondie Pie drizzled with Apple Cider Caramel Sauce. Omigosh! Are we ever full.

Glenn loves this cornbread and said he could make a meal, even dessert, with just it. I have to agree. It's superb. And couldn't be better because it was baked in an iron skillet.

The chili turned out extra good and the cornbread was awesome as usual (because of the recipe) and the pie, well, it was so yummy. A photo of the pie graced the front cover of the September 2013 issue of Southern Living magazine and I HAD to make it. I'm sooooooo glad I did. The sauce that it was topped with is a keeper, too.
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For years I have been pondering Clam Chowder. My problem is, I have never eaten a clam! I have this worry that I wouldn't like the texture and that would defeat the purpose of making a Clam Chowder!
Katy, I have tried to eat clams in all kinds of different ways. Just never warmed up to them, but....

I really like New England clam chowder. Don't much care for Manhattan.

However, after saying this, I have made clam chowder many times using canned clams and am told I make a really good clam chowder.

So, there you have it.
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