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Speechless Sundays: did you know it was national clam chowder day?..

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties 01238708

Speechless Sundays: did you know it was national clam chowder day?.. well it was, I found out because one of my favorite restaurants sent me an email. so with that said I had to make New England Clam Chowder.

It is a very easy meal if you have the ingredients on hand. Now with that said you would know I have the ingredients at hand:)


1. Two tablespoons of butter (not salted)

2. one medium onion diced

3. two garlic cloves minced

4. two stalks of celery & leaves minced

5. one teaspoon of dried thyme

6. two bay leaves

7. one large baking Potatoe diced to 1/2 inch sizes

8. two cans of minced clams in case no fresh ones available

9. clam juice from the container and another bottle of clam juice

10. chicken or fish stock combined to cover the potatoes and vegies.

11. Two carrots.

12 Fresh minced parsley


The directions are easy: take the butter add the onions, garlic, celery, thyme and bay leaves and carrots and softened them for about 10-15 minutes.

Drain the clams put them aside, cut the potatoes add the bottled clam juice and the left-over juice from the can. barely cover the potatoes and if not enough add chicken, fish or vegetable stock.

take about 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are soft... crush some of them to thicken the broth.  Then add the clams to the soup. continue cooking for about 5 to ten minutes. Add some of the minced fresh parsley.


13. as a finishing touch add about 1-2 cups of heavy cream and mash some of the potatoes to thicken the soup, cook for another two or three minutes and you will love it.


There you have a traditional Boston aka New England Clam Cowder. In case you are wondering Diane Loved it:)



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Comments (19)

Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes


Your recipe for New England Clam Chowder sounds wonderful. I have never attempted to make it, but now I will. I especially like mashing some of the potatoes in to thicken the broth. That is a great tip!

Feb 25, 2024 11:45 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joyce Marsh  real easy to make, now I do not use salt so use to taste, Endre

Feb 25, 2024 11:47 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Sounds delightful!  I might have to give that a try one day soon!

Thank you for sharing Endre Barath, Jr. 

Feb 25, 2024 11:54 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

I don’t use salt either. I try to season with other herbs and spices. We are both on low salt diets too.

Feb 26, 2024 12:01 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Endre, Clam chowder can be such a comforting dish, especially for us here on our chilly days. A nice and easy delicious recipe!

Feb 26, 2024 03:52 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, you know that I love meat, but you also know that during this season I don't eat meat on Fridays, haha.  I have been eating clam chowder though, and probably not as good as what you have written about above though.

Feb 26, 2024 03:59 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Endre. Must say you make it sound easy. While not a clam lover, I am a fan of a good New England Clam chowder. Enjoy your day cooking away!

Feb 26, 2024 04:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I'm going to try this soon.

Feb 26, 2024 04:54 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning chef Endre,

There is no question that Diane loved this delicious looking New England Clam Chowder! And having it on National Clam Chowder Day was a treat!

Feb 26, 2024 05:21 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Endre Barath, Jr., I printed your recipe, sounds delicious, clam chowder is one of my favorite soups. Thank you for sharing!

Feb 26, 2024 06:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this recipe. I posted it on X.

Feb 26, 2024 06:20 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Endre,
Your soup looks delicious and it's Diane approved!
I thought clam chowder day was always on Friday. 😊

Feb 26, 2024 06:26 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

That sounds as good as it looks, I am sure it is delicious, love clam chowder, around us we tend to always get Manhattan Clam Chowder which has tomatoes in it, but this looks much nicer.

Feb 26, 2024 07:26 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Endre Barath, Jr.  I doubt anyone in AR would think you NOT to have the ingredients on hand.  lol  Nor are we surprised that you have a resturant emailing you the fact it is Clam Chowder day.  lmao.   Judging from the pics there is no doubt you enjoyed.  m

Feb 26, 2024 09:01 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre clam chowder is one of my favorite soups, and I have it several times throughout the year.

Feb 26, 2024 09:27 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yum Endre, I make it every other week and have to use minced can clams, they are even 2.99 a small can.  

Feb 26, 2024 10:00 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Endre- I love both kinds of chowder but have never made it. That said, I haven't made it in years. 

Feb 26, 2024 07:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debra Leisek  real easy to make, Endre

Feb 26, 2024 09:06 PM
Debra Leisek

My mother (from Kansas) used to make the best clam chowder !  When she visited me she always wanted to eat the clam chowder up here and thought it was delicious. I always thought hers was better!

Feb 26, 2024 11:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joyce Marsh  I find those who use salt and pepper camouflage the true flavors of the meal:)Endre

Feb 26, 2024 09:07 PM