Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Recipe of the Week - Razor Clam Chowder

Recipe of the Week - October 22nd 2008
Many East Coast Chowder recipes use some form of pig fat (bacon etc.) in the recipe. Our take on Clam Chowder uses bigger, more flavorful clams, and a mir poix (pronounced "mir pwahof"), the classic french cooking foundation of Onions, Celery & Carrots sautéed in butter. If you choose the potato flour option, the recipe is gluten free! This is a great recipe to prep while making your Thanksgiving Turkey. You are already cutting the vegetables, so just cut a few more and refrigerate! Later, it is easy to assemble for a halftime bite during the weekend football games. It is also an ideal choice for before or after "Trick or Treat" on Holloween for you or the kids or grandkids.

1-2lbs Wild Ocean Seafoods® Wild Pacific Razor Clams
1 ½ Sticks of unsalted butter
2 Onions
4 Celery Stalks
4-6 Carrots
8 Boiling Potatoes
1 Bunch of fresh Thyme Leaves
1 Tsp Kosher or Sea Salt
1 Tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 12oz Cans of Clam Juice
1/2 cup potato flour or all purpose flour
1 Pint Half & Half Milk

Prep: (Mise en place)
Thaw Razor Clams in the refrigerator overnight or run under cold water to thaw.
Reserve Razor Clam juice by cutting the corner of the vacuum bag(s) and draining into a bowl.
Tenderize Razor Clam meat in the vacuum bag with a mallet & chop into small pieces or run thru the grinder attachment of your stand mixer.
Chop Onions
Dice Celery, Carrots, & Potatoes
Mince Thyme Leaves

Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a large heavy-bottomed stockpot.
Add the onions and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until translucent.
Add the celery, carrots, potatoes, thyme, salt, and pepper and sauté for 10 more minutes.
Add the canned clam juice and the reserved Razor Clam Juice, bring to a boil, and simmer, uncovered, until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
In a small pot, melt the remaining 8 tablespoons of butter and whisk in the flour.
Cook over very low heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Whisk in a cup of the hot broth and then pour this mixture back into the cooked vegetables.
Add Thyme Leaves & simmer for a few minutes until the broth is thickened.
Add the Half & Half Milk and Razor Clams and heat gently for a few minutes to cook the clams.
Serve hot.
Seafood News
The Alaska King Crab Season got underway last week in Bristol Bay. The first landings have arrived this week. The Dungeness Crab Season in Washington has benefitted from generally good weather with steady landings over the first two weeks of the season. The King Salmon Troll Fishery in Alaska is underway, with fuel costs still impacting the ability of this small fleet to spend a lot of time on the water.
Looking forward in our upcoming "Recipe of the Week" emails, we will be featuring a series of party appetizer recipes for the holidays as well as some hearty winter seafood ideas.
Our Seafood Recipe Contest has just 10 weeks left for you to win a prize and have
your recipe featured as a
"Recipe of the Week"!

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