I would like your best lower carb clam chowder recipes.
In my neck of the woods, Legal Sea Foods does a chowder that is clam broth-y, rather than thick with flour and milk. DH thinks it's "meh". He's from the Boston area and for him, "Chowdah" is white.
Here are my wishes:
--I want to eliminate potatoes from the chowder (can I use parsnip?)
--DH does not like cauliflower as a substitute "white veg"
--Don't want to use thickeners if possible (prefer no guar gum; will use maybe a tablespoon of flour if necessary).
--I want this chowder to be as satisfying as possible...a meal on a cold fall night.
--I would love it to incorporate salt pork or bacon, the chowder "taste notes" I remember from my youth.
Fish chowder recipes welcome, too.
BONUS points for this additional query answered: Normally, I'd serve oyster crackers or crusty bread with the chowder. Both are out. Any ideas for a nice side?
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