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Low Carbers/DM Folks and Folks Who Cook For'Em: CLAM CHOWDER

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Low Carbers/DM Folks and Folks Who Cook For'Em: CLAM CHOWDER

pinehurst | Sep 21, 2012 05:08 PM

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?

Tag, you're it, my friends!

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