Gluten Free Clam Chowder

Tamarah.org Recipe!

Clam chowder is one of the best soups out there, for some reason.  I sincerely miss the chowder bowls on the SF pier…but those things would probably put me into some Celiac coma right now.  But it doesn’t mean I can’t make some lovely gf chowder!

  • 3 cans clams, minced (preferably..or just chop them yourself.  Tastes the same in the end.)
  • 1/2 lb bacon (keep a little on the side for garnish)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 big rib of celery, sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cups of diced, uncooked red potatoes
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Fat grind of ground pepper (my dad would probably be okay with 3 or 4 fat grinds…that’s okay too)
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups milk
  • (optional: dairy free option) 6 ounces full-fat coconut milk plus 6 ounces almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 fat pinch thyme

Get Out Your Pressure Cooker!

  1. First, drain the clam juice into a bowl, then add enough water so there is 4 cups of liquid in the bowl.
  2. In your pressure cooker, brown the diced bacon.  When it’s about done, remove the bacon and drain most of the drippings.
  3. Now saute your onion for about 2 minutes, then add the potatoes, salt, pepper and the bowl of clam liquid.
  4. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, thyme, paprika, salt, pepper and reserved clam liquid
  5. Cook on high for 7 minutes
  6. Add half and half, your milk of choice, butter, bacon and clams.  Cook for 1 minute.  Garnish with bacon.

Side Note: If you want it a little thicker, stir in 1 Tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup warm water while you’re cooking the potatoes
Or Use Your Stove:

  1. First, drain the clam juice into a bowl, then add enough water so there is 4 cups of liquid in the bowl.
  2. Then cook the diced bacon in a big pot.  When it’s about done, remove the bacon and drain most of the drippings.
  3. Now saute your onion for about 2 minutes in the pot, then add the potatoes, salt, thyme, paprika, pepper and the bowl of clam liquid.
  4. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, salt, pepper and reserved clam liquid
  5. Cook on high for 40 minutes
  6. Add half and half, your milk of choice,, butter, bacon and clams.  Cook on low-medium for 5 more minutes.   Garnish with bacon.
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