Award-Winning Clam Chowder From Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort

Made with only the freshest, local ingredients, Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort in Northern Califonia brings us this classic version of clam chowder. The clams, potatoes and bacon make this a is hearty appetizer that's rich with flavor and award-winning!

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Pair With: A California Chardonnay, like the Manzoni Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay.

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 1 strip bacon, diced
  • 1 oz. butter
  • 2 oz. flour
  • Sprinkle of chipotle pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups clam juice
  • 1 red potato, 1/4" dice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups of chopped clams (4 lb washed whole clams)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce

In a heavy soup pot, add butter, render bacon to a crisp. Add flour.

Cook slowly, stirring for 5 minutes. Add clam juice, cook until smooth.

Slowly stir in cream. Blanch potatoes separately in boiling water for 1 minute. Add herbs, seasonings, clams and potatoes.

Adjust seasonings to taste. Enjoy the creamy texture of this flavorful soup—a perfect way to warm the heart and stomach!

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