(Good Things Utah) Randy Crane is in the kitchen with Nicea and they’re cooking up a food that is best known as a comfort food around the world but especially in the US or anyone who grew up in New England.

According to Merriam Webster dictionary the official definition of chowder is: a soup or stew of seafood (such as clams or fish) usually made with milk or tomatoes, salt pork, onions, and other vegetables (such as potatoes)!

Maybe you have a family recipe that has been passed down through generations, or maybe you’re looking for one. Either way, let’s take a look at Randy’s recipe below, don’t forget to print and try this one out!


  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 13 oz of minced clams with juice. (each can is 6 1/2 oz)
  • 1 cup additional clam juice
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 4 cups of half and half
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • Pepper to taste


  • Place potatoes, onions, and celery into a large saucepan
  • Drain and reserve the juice from cans of clams and pour the juice into the saucepan with veggies
  • Add the additional clam juice to the pan of veggies until veggies are barely covered
  • Simmer over medium heat covered until veggies are slightly tender. Do not overcook
  • Add butter to a different medium saucepan and heat over medium until fully melted
  • Add the flour and salt to the butter and combine using a whisk, cook for at least 2 mins
  • Slowly add the half and half to the butter-flour mixture, and Cook over medium to high heat, whisking constantly until smooth and thickened, approx. 3 – 5 mins
  • Add the full contents of one saucepan into the other combining the veggies and cream mixture with each other.
  • Add the clams, and vinegar to the mixture.
  • Cook over medium heat until heated throughout. Do not bring to a boil.
  • Season to taste

Print this recipe for your records at home HERE and then visit Randy on Instagram for more delicious recipes and information!