This low carb clam chowder is a delicious lunch recipe that is packed with flavor!
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I'm in a real seafood mood at the moment. Did you see my recent lobster tail recipe? Sooo good! I'm eating lots of shrimp, too. I found a can of chopped clams in the cupboard the other day and decided to make a low carb version of a clam chowder. It's not as thick as a traditional version, but it's loaded with mushrooms and has a great flavor!
Melt some butter in a large saucepan and add chopped green onions, a little olive oil, and sliced mushrooms. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms have started to soften.
Add a can of chopped clams INCLUDING THE LIQUID (sorry, had to write that in capitals in case you thought of draining it!), broth or stock (vegetable, fish or even chicken would do) and a small amount of xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is a zero carb thickener that works really well and you really don't need that much! Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for five minutes.
Add heavy cream, stir to mix then test for seasoning. Add salt and pepper as necessary. Pour into serving bowls and garnish with chopped fresh parsley. This is a wonderful lunch dish for two – or even divide it between 3 or 4 people and serve it as an appetizer.
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Low Carb Clam Chowder with Mushrooms
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- Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the olive oil, green onions and mushrooms. Saute for 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms start to soften.
- Add the clams (with their juice), the stock or broth, then sprinkle over the xanthan gum. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the cream, heat through then test for seasoning. Add salt and black pepper if necessary.
- Pour into bowls and garnish with the chopped parsley.