by D. DEBRA
, Coventry, CT on Jan. 2005
I also tripled this recipe. Hearty eaters in my family. Several changes, however, I did not add carrots, celery or 1/2 cup water - I wanted to see how thick this chowder was first - and for me it did not need water. We do not like "thin" New England Chowder. I added 2 tablespoons dried parsley, one-half lb. fresh chopped clams (next time 1 lb.) in addition to 3 cans chopped clams with juice, a little more than 1 cup of chopped sweet onion, 5-6 Idaho potatoes (these are the best in any soup/chowder), 1 1/2 tsp.salt, 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 3/4 tsp. pepper (you can always add more for your own taste). Try it just once, and if you love New England Clam Chowder, you'll be making it again and again.