Each year on February 25th people across the nation have a bowl and spoon ready to be filled with clam chowder as they prepare to participate in National Clam Chowder Day.
A clam chowder in its simplest form is a soup or stew containing clams or fish. The most common type of chowder includes milk or cream as well as potatoes, though the Manhattan clam chowder has tomatoes.
In honor of National Clam Chowder Day today, I plan on making some yummy clam chowder. It’s one of my all-time favorite dishes, and one I don’t indulge in nearly enough. Indulge is actually the wrong word: this doesn’t have to be a heavy cream-and-butter fest. The recipes below shows you how you can clam chowder dairy free, gluten free and keto friendly. As for the clam juice, I’ve become a big fan of Bar Harbor, which is lower in sodium than some other brands and yet much clammier (in the best possible way).
Here are 3 versions of clam chowder. Enjoy and let me know if you tried any on them in the comment below.