Chowders are typically creamy soups thickened with corn starch or flour. Rhode Island Clam Chowder is not thickened, doesn’t include cream, and is a great option for those who may love clam chowder but can’t eat grains. And though it traditionally calls for butter, it can easily be made dairy free as well by subbing out for other fats.
This clam chowder is somewhere in the middle of those two. It’s dairy and grain free, but every bit as delicious as classic New England or Rhode Island clam chowder. The smoked sausage is a nice additional, as well.
TIPS ON PREPPING THE CLAMS: I use live, whole clams in addition to canned whole baby clams. To cut down on the grit in your clams, wash and rewash the canned clams in a strainer, agitating with your hands to loosen things up. The strainer wholes need to be big enough to allow sand through, but not so big your baby clams fall through.
For the live clams, cover them in cold water that has been salted so it tastes like the ocean. The clams will open up and you can swish the bowl around to allow them to release some of the sand in their shells. When you do that, they’ll close up again, so toss them around gently and let them sit until they open their shells again, then swish them around etc. Repeat 3 or 4 times, remove the clams and discard the salt water (you will likely see a fair amount of sand in the bowl after you do this).
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