Saturday, October 18, 2008

Clam Chowder

Serves: 4


3 rashers bacon, rind removed and chopped
2 x 9 ounce (280 g) cans whole baby clams, drained separately
2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch (1 cm) cubes
1 small onion, chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose (plain) flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 pint (300 ml) cream
Salt and pepper

Microwave Method:

1. Place bacon in a large dish. Cook for 4-5 minutes on HIGH. Add potatoes and onion. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on HIGH, stirring halfway through cooking.
2. Add flour and milk. Cook for 2-3 minutes on HIGH, stirring once during cooking.
3. Add one can of clams. Puree mixture.
4. Return mixture to dish, add remaining can of clams and cream. Heat for 2-3 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH. Season to taste. Serve hot.

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