Friday, November 12, 2010

I left my heart and GOOD Clam Chowder in San Francisco...

San Francisco... FISHERMAN'S WHARF

My hubby and I and our dear friends just got back from a VERY fun, VERY quick vacation to San Francisco.  Besides doing all of the necessary touristy things, we were on the HUNT for the BEST food and this included AMAZING clam chowder....  Well, long story short, we found ALL of it!  So I immediately came home to find the BEST version of San Francisco Clam Chowder!  Although its yummy, it was better with the pier in the background.  hee hee.. SO,Here it is... ENJOY!

4 slices bacon, diced
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups water (more if you like it thinner) 
4 cups peeled and cubed red potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
ground black pepper to taste
3 cups half-and-half
3 tablespoons butter
2 (10 ounce) cans minced clams

Place diced bacon in large stock pot over medium-high heat. Cook until almost crisp, drain the fat; add onions, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in water and potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and cook uncovered for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.

Pour in half-and-half, and add butter. Drain clams, reserving clam liquid; stir clams and 1/2 of the clam liquid into the soup. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until heated through. Do not allow to boil.  Serve in sourdough bread bowl and ENJOY! (recipe from here., with a few alterations :))

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