Geoduck Chowder

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Geoduck Chowder

Makes Approx. 6 Servings

Geoduck chowder is delicious, comforting, and easy to make. It’s a great way to utilize the geoduck’s tender body meat after you’d sliced the crisp neck meat for geoduck sashimi or other applications.

Here’s our version, which is a little different (it omits the cream or tomatoes often found in clam chowders) but very, very satisfying.

INGREDIENTS
  • Body/mantle meat of two Geoducks, chopped (how to prepare a geoduck)
  • Dried Nora Chilies (could also use your dried chiles of choice or omit)
  • 3 thick strips of Bacon, cubed
  • 1/2 cup Carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Potatoes, thinly sliced (we used fingerling potatoes)
  • 1/8th tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 8oz Clam Juice/Broth
  • 32oz Vegetable Stock
  • 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • Flat Leaf/Italian Parsley for Garnish

DIRECTIONS

1

Rehydrate, destem, and deseed the nora chiles (how to rehydrate dried chilies). Finely mince them.
2

Add the cubed bacon to a medium pot and slowly render the fat out over low heat. Once the bacon is crispy, remove it from the pan & reserve it, leaving the fat.
3

Sweat carrots, celery & onions in the bacon fat. Remove from pan (leaving fat) & reserve.
4

Add the butter and the flour to the pot & toast to make a blond roux (how to make a roux). You may have to add a little more flour or butter depending on the amount of residual bacon fat in the pan.
5

Add potatoes, clam broth, thyme, bay leaf, veggies, chile & veggie stock. You can also return the bacon to the pan at this point, or save it for sprinkling over the soup just before serving.
6

Simmer until potatoes are near tender & soup has thickened, then add the geoduck meat.
7

Cook for a few more minutes, until the geoduck has cooked through. Taste & season with salt & pepper.
8

Serve garnished with the parsley (and the bacon if you held it out of the pot).

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