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Gary's Heavenly Soups
Delicious and healthy recipes
Shrimp & Clam Chowder
How do you improve on nice, spicy Manhattan clam chowder?
Just add shrimp!

Shrimp & Clam Chowder
A spicy delight!

Soup ingredients:
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large peeled potato, cubed
28 oz. can diced tomatoes (or 1 box Pom)
3 6½-oz. cans chopped clams
8-oz. bottle clam juice
2 cups shrimp stock – see recipe below
½ pound raw shrimp
½ tsp. dried thyme
1 capful liquid crab oil or dash of cayenne pepper*
Salt and pepper to taste

*Best to add crab boil/cayenne a little at a time and taste test until you get desired level of heat.

 -Peel shrimp, boil shells gently in 2-3 cups water to make a shrimp stock. If you don't want to bother, just use water.
-In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat and sauté onion, celery, green pepper and garlic for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.
-Add juice from clam cans, bottled clam juice, potato, thyme and crab boil or cayenne pepper. Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer covered 20-30 minutes.
-Bring to boil, add shrimp and cook 5 minutes.
-Turn down heat, add tomatoes, clams and enough shrimp stock/water to get right consistency.
-Simmer 5 minutes.
-Season with salt and pepper to taste.

NOTE: I usually reduce heat to lowest setting and let it sit covered for an hour or more to help blend the flavors.

Recipe makes about 8 pints. Enjoy!
For more recipes, check out the
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