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The 'If-I-Have-To-Pick-A-Favorite-Soup' Clam Chowder #SoupSwappers

Welcome to the June #SoupSwappers event. Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm started this group and I'm always grateful to have a few more recipes to try. This month, I am hosting and asked the blogger to share 'Dad's favorite soups' in advance of Fathers' Day. I mean, we all either have a dad, are a dad, or are married to a dad, right?

Here's the line-up...

The 'If-I-Have-To-Pick-A-Favorite-Soup' Clam Chowder 

I considered asking my dad for his favorite soup, then decided to let Jake pick for a pre-Fathers' Day lunch since R isn't going to be with us for Fathers' Day this weekend. Jake didn't have a quick answer for me. He said that he liked my split pea soup; French onion soup was always a good solid bet; but that if he had to pick a favorite, it would be clam chowder. Done.

Ingredients serves 6 to 8
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 cups cubed potatoes
  • 3 cans chopped clams
  • 2 cups clam juice
  • 4 cups fish stock
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup organic heavy cream
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

In a large soup kettle or stockpot,  heat olive oil. Stir in onions, carrots, and celery. Cook until onions begin to turn translucent. Stir in the potatoes and chopped clams. Pour in the clam juice and fish stock. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender. Fold in the corn kernels.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in the flour to form a roux. Add in a ladleful of the soup base and whisk until incorporated. It should make a thickened gravy. Stir in the cream and whisk to combine. Then pour the thickened stock-cream mixture into the larger soup pot. Cook over medium heat until thickened to your liking. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper. Serve hot.

Happy Fathers' Day to everyone out there, especially the dads who are connected to the #SoupSwappers bloggers. We'll be back next month as Sue of Palatable Pastime leads a discussion of soups made with leftovers. Stay tuned.


  1. I love the addition of corn to your clam chowder. No wonder this is Jake's favorite. Happy Father's Day to him and to your Dad....enjoy your time with both this weekend.

  2. This sounds delicious. I know my husband would love it too.

  3. Wow! Love your recipe. The soup looks scrumptious and delicious. Perfect choice!


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