Chowder (With Clams)
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 500g of clams (or one cup of other seafood, or shredded, cooked chicken)
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 corn on the cob (or ½ cup of frozen corn kernels), kernel slices off
  • 2 medium sized potatoes chopped into small cubes
  • 250g fish stock (or vegetable if preferred)
  • 200g milk (hilo is fine)
  • 50g cream
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • any retained juice from the clams
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place onion pieces in TMX bowl and blitz on Speed 4 for a few seconds.
  2. Add olive oil and sautée on 100C, Speed 1 for 3 minutes.
  3. Add potato cubes and sautée on same setting for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add milk, stock and any clam juice to TMX and cook on 100C, Speed 1 (Soft) for 8 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, gently steam clams either by placing in the Thermomix steamer insert for five minutes while the chowder is cooking, or over the stove in a steamer pot. The clams just need to open up slightly so remove from heat once opened.
  6. Place clams into a soup bowl (6 pieces or so, per serving) and set aside.
  7. Check on chowder, and adjust seasoning to taste. Add cornflour and cream and cook for a further two minutes on same setting as before.
  8. Ladle chowder over the clams and serve.
Recipe by Gastromony at http://gastromony.com/clam-chowder/