Originally Posted by medtran49
Craig made some delicious New England fresh clam chowder, no canned clams allowed!
what type of shell-fishy liquid did craigsy use? he used cream, of course.
i can't realistically get around using bottled clam juice even if i'm only using chopped (large) fresh quahogs and/or whole topnecks or cherrystones.
you need a crapload of clams for enough liquer and steaming liquid to make a large, concentrated quantity of clam juice.
i often cheat starting with canned chopped quahogs, but then use a lot of fresh topnecks as well. so much so that you get a good piece of clam on every spoonful.
also, was there bacon involved. or how about leeks? there have been bloody feuds over the inclusion or exclusion of either. or both.