Description: A perfect way to warm yourself after a cold night at sea.
Game ingredients: Clam, Milk
This recipe restores 225 energy and 101 health. It gives a +1 Fishing bonus and can be obtained from Willy after reaching 3 hearts. It sells for 135g.
Difficulty: Easy, 45 minutes. Serves 5.
I had only ever had cream-based clam chowder until I was ten and was served a tomato-based chowder at a restaurant. I thought someone bled in it. Anyway, this recipe is cream-based.
-4 slices bacon -1 medium onion -3 large russet potatoes -3 cups chicken or vegetable stock -1 teaspoon salt -1 teaspoon pepper -2 tablespoons butter -2 tablespoons flour -3 cups light cream (half&half) -2 cans baby clams, 10 ½ oz. each -Paprika, for garnish
In a large saucepan, fry up the bacon on medium-high heat until crispy. While it’s cooking, finely chop up the onion.
Remove the bacon and let it rest on a paper towel to absorb the extra grease. Throw the chopped onion into the saucepan and let it cook in the bacon fat on medium-low.
While the onion is cooking, peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Once the onion has softened, add the potatoes, salt, pepper, and the 3 cups of stock. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or til the potatoes are soft, turn down the heat if it starts to boil over at any point.
While the stock is cooking, melt the butter over medium heat in a second saucepan. Add the flour and stir until combined. Let it cook for about a minute, stirring so it doesn’t stick to the pan, and then add the cream.
Cook the cream until it thickens, whisking the entire time so it doesn’t burn. Once thickened, add to the first saucepan.
Add the contents of the cans of baby clams; juice and all. Chop up the bacon into small pieces and add to the pot. Heat the soup to just under boiling, and then serve garnished with paprika.
The chowder is chunky, silky, and filling, perfect for a cold, rainy day.