Sunday, January 24, 2010

Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten-Free...Creamy Creamless New England Clam Chowder (SCD, GFCF)

Here's an interesting soup article that was posted on Yahoo News today

Fellow SCD blogger Penny of Elysium Eatery gave this wonderful tip for making creamy soups with frozen cauliflower. I have found it works great. Here's my dairy-free, potato-free version of New England Clam Chowder, nice and creamy. It's for this months "Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten-Free! Laura of Mouthgasmic is the hostess and the theme is International Stews. Since I can't imagine that anyone in the world would not love New England Clam Chowder, that would make it "international" right?

3 strips of Bacon
1 small Onion, diced
1 or 2 stalks Celery, diced
1 Carrot, diced
1 (8 oz) bottle Clam Juice
1 or 1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
1 (16 oz) Bag Frozen Cauliflower
2 (6.5 oz) cans Clams (packed in water), do not drain
Minced Green Onion or Parsley for Garnish (optional)
Salt and Cracked Pepper to taste

In a tall soup kettle cook bacon until crisp. Remove and set aside. Add diced onions, celery and carrot to pot and saute until tender. If you want these veggies pureed, leave them in the pot. If you don't, remove them now and you will add them back later.

Add clam juice, broth and cauliflower. Simmer until cauliflower is tender. Remove from heat. Puree in a blender or use and immersion blender. Add back to soup pot and heat. Add clams with their juice and cooked minced veggies and heat through. Crumble bacon and add to soup. Serve.


  1. This sounds like something that my husband would love! Bacon and shellfish is a double yes for him.

    I'm also hosting this month's Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten Free - I hope to see your take on the theme "Tropical Vacation!" :)

  2. A tropical vacation sounds great, I'll stop by.