Georgia-Florida Fishing Report Recipes:
Terry Richardson’s bacon and clam chowder!
• 4 slices bacon, diced
• 1 cup chopped onion
• 3 Garlic cloves
• 1 stick of celery cut into 4ths
• 1 1/2 cups diced potatoes
• ½ stick real butter
• 1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• Sprinkle of parsley
• 1 can (approximately 7 ounces each) minced clams
• 1 can Whole clams
• 3 tablespoons flour (4 for thicker base)
• 2 cups half-and-half
• 1 cup milk
Cook bacon until crisp in a stock pot. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Crush bacon into bits after it cools and set aside.
Move stock pot to an eye with a lower temperature. Add 1/8th stick of butter, onions and celery to the bacon drippings. Sauté onions and celery until clear, then add garlic and sauté until all are tender. Add the potatoes, clam juice, salt, pepper and parsley. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove the celery. Add minced and whole clams and their liquid. Whisk the milk into the flour; add to chowder. Add the half-and-half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until clam chowder thickens and bubbles (15-20 min.) Add remainder of the butter after cooking ¾ of the cook time. Serve the chowder into individual bowls and sprinkle with bacon pieces as desired.
Clam chowder recipe serves 4.
This recipe came off a post that TE made to www.bigbendfishing.net that he submitted. Pastor Terry is his handle and the following is what he posts at the bottom of the recipe. He is truly one of the most Godly people I have ever met or known and I'm so proud to be his big brother!!!
I have had the great pleasure of tasting this recipe and it is truly a superb rendering of one of my favorite soups. After all, I'm a soup fanatic of all kinds.
5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever, Psalms146:5-6 (NKJV)