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Friday, January 13, 2012

"blizzard" low fat clam chowder ♥

heres a great soup for the big snowstorm we had to warm your tummy up!   enjoy! :)

2 slices turkey bacon
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb chopped fresh clams, undrained
2 1/2 cups diced, peeled baking potato
Two 8-ounce bottles of clam juice
1 whole bay leaf
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1. Cook bacon in large Dutch oven sprayed with cooking spray over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, leaving any drippings in pan. Crumble bacon and set aside. Add onion, celery, salt, thyme, and garlic to same pan; cook 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
2. Drain clams (reserving liquid). Add clam liquid, potato, clam juice and bay leaf to the pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until potato is tender; discard bay leaf.
3. Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 12 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Add clams; cook 2 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon. serve with oyster crackers if desired enjoy! :)

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