Its that time of year again. Meatless meals at least once a week. Though we are called to eat meatless every Friday, Catholics are most often thought of just eating meatless Fridays during Lent. I made this recipe last week. We just loved it.
inspired by: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/clam_chowder/ & http://www.fortheloveofcooking.net/2008/12/clam-chowder.html
2 T (garlic infused) olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 (6.5oz) cans clams, drained (save juice)
3 cups vegetable broth
2 cups half-n-half mixed with 3T cornstarch
2-3 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced small
1t dried thyme
1/2t black pepper
1 t Cajun spice blend (Old Bay works well)
Saute onion in the oil. Pour in broth. Add potatoes, thyme, bay leaf, black pepper and Cajun spice blend. Boil. Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until potatoes are just softened about 25minutes. Add clams, clam juice and half-n-half mixture. Just let thicken and warm thoroughly. Serve.