new england clam chowder

1 medium yellow onion, diced

4 garlic cloves, chopped finely

4 cups cauliflower florets

1 1/2 cups skim milk

Three 6.5-ounce cans chopped clams, with their liquid

2 tablespoons cornstarch

6 tablespoons real bacon bits, such as Hormel Real Bacon Bits

2/3 cup Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. In a large Dutch oven, combine the onion, garlic, cauliflower, and milk. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes.

2. Strain the clams, reserving the juice. In a medium bowl, whisk the clam juice into the cornstarch.
3. Raise the heat under the Dutch oven to medium, and whisk the cornstarch mixture into the soup. Bring the soup to a boil, whisking constantly. Then reduce the heat and simmer until the soup has thickened, about 2 minutes.
4. Add the clams and bacon to the soup, and remove from the heat. Whisk in the yogurt and chives. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

Published in: on January 4, 2011 at 8:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

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