Manhattan Clam Chowder for GAPS

GAPS Legal Manhattan Clam Chowder

GAPS Legal Manhattan Clam Chowder

One of TinyHands’s coworkers gave her some beautiful clams the other day. They were fresh from the ocean sands, but already shucked and cleaned for me! (For some reason I forgot to take a picture of them. Sorry about that!) While our family has gone mussel hunting before, I haven’t had clams this fresh since I was a child. These were a real treat and I didn’t want to mess them up!

But a creamy chowder full of potatoes is not a GAPS friendly dish! Since we’ve introduced tomatoes with no problem and had some jarred up from last summer we decided to try a Manhattan chowder. I read a few recipes for inspiration, then made my own from what I had on hand. The result was a light, mild, soup that didn’t overpower the delicate clams. Yum!

Manhattan Clam Chowder for GAPS

Ingredients

Chopped Veggies for GAPS Legal Manhattan Clam Chowder

Chopped Veggies for GAPS Legal Manhattan Clam Chowder

  • 2 lbs clams and their juices, shucked, cleaned, and minced
  • 1 1/2 quarts homemade chicken stock
  • 1 pint crushed tomatoes with their juices
  • 3 stalks celery with their leaves, chopped in 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 onion, diced in 1/4 inch pieces
  • 3 carrots, diced in 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup or less dry white wine (leave out if still on GAPS intro)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • the leaves of two sprigs of thyme
  • salt to taste
  • ghee or other saturated fat
  • fresh ground black pepper

Directions

GAPS Legal Manhattan Clam Chowder

GAPS Legal Manhattan Clam Chowder

  1. Combine the ghee, onion, celery stems, carrots, thyme, and garlic in your stainless steel pot and cook over medium-low heat until the onions start to caramelize.
  2. Add the salt, stock, tomatoes, wine, and celery tops and cook over medium-high heat until the carrots are tender
  3. Add the clams in and simmer for about 1 or 2 minutes, just until the clams are heated through.
  4. Serve and top with fresh black pepper.

This post is part of Sunday Soup Night, Sunday School, Make Your Own! Monday, Monday Mania, Made From Scratch Monday, Hearth & Soul Blog Hop..

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