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Best Clam Chowder Recipe
"A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion, celery, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream. A little red wine vinegar is added before serving for extra flavor."


3 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams
1 cup minced onion
1 cup diced celery
2 cups cubed potatoes
1 cup diced carrots
3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 quart half-and-half cream
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
ground black pepper to taste


Drain juice from clams into a large skillet over the onions, celery, potatoes and carrots. Add water to cover, and cook over medium heat until tender.
Meanwhile, in a large, heavy saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Whisk in cream and stir constantly until thick and smooth. Stir in vegetables and clam juice. Heat through, but do not boil.
Stir in clams just before serving. If they cook too much they get tough. When clams are heated through, stir in vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.

The best clam chowder recipe you will ever serve in your coastal dining room. A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder you will love.


Best Clam Chowder Recipe

This Florida beach house is full of great coastal design ideas. From the architectural details like the white shiplap walls and the ceilingsto the beautifully crafted coffered trim and pecky cypress wood. Relaxing and inviting coastal living on classic, simply-styled slipcovered furniture. This beachy living room has great coastal comfy details. The sofas are filled with coastal throw pillows and great coastal art is accented in just the right amounts. The coastal dining room has a beautiful glossy white coffered ceiling with pecky cypress coffers accented with a sea inpsired iron chandelier. The round salvaged wood dining table surrounded by white slipcovered dining chairs. The hallway on the second floor invites you up with the same classic coastal style found throughout the home. Slipcovered chairs and weathered wood tones create a classic beachy feel. This gray and blue beach style guest room features cottage painted gray headboards on twin beds dressed in white and blue coastal bedding. A pair of ocean blue upholstered benches sit at the foot of the beds completing the coastal design. The main house features a coastal beachy porch with a white and turquoise rope swing and a pair of outdoor  white slipcovered chairs. The guest house living room may be small but it has big coastal style. Coastal elements such as a slipcovered sectional sofa lined with aqua throw pillows , shiplap ceiling and wicker accent chairs for additional seating.

Located in 30A, this beach house has a very soothing, relaxing ocean color palette that easily transports you to a sunny summery day at the beach. Take a tour of this Florida beach house with classic coastal style.


Florida 30A Beach House

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