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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Seafood Recipe

Red Sunset Clam Chowder

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2 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch squares
1/3 cup onion, chopped
3 tablespoons green bell pepper, diced
3 tablespoons celery, diced
2/3 cup potato, peeled and diced
1  8-oz bottle clam juice
1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, with juice
1 1/2 dozen littleneck clams, rinsed well
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  salt and pepper to taste

Cook bacon in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat until golden. Reduce heat to low. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in potato, clam juice, and tomatoes; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add clams; cover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until clams open. Discard any clams not open after 10 minutes. Move pan off heat. Remove clams with tongs reserving a few clams in the shell for garnish. Detach clam meat from remaining shells and return meat to chowder. Stir in parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Note: The chowder (without the clams and parsley) can be made 1 day ahead. Bring chowder to a simmer then add clams and proceed as directed.

4 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 308, Calories From Fat 99, Total Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 90mg, Total Carbohydrates 19g, Protein 33g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.39g

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