I got this recipe from my friend Deb’s mom. They’re both amazing cooks and I rely on their recipes the way I rely on my moms and I know they’ll be good! I had this soup for the first time about 3 years ago at Elaine’s house. I was there to help give out candy on Halloween, and this soup is their traditional Halloween meal, and has been for years. All I can say is the recipe is dead easy, and the soup is a winner! You’ll be happy as a clam if you try this recipe! (Sorry, I had to do it!)
1/2 cup diced bacon
2 tins of clams
1 bottle (or tin) of clam nectar
1 cup diced potatoes
1 med. onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
2-3 carrots, diced
salt and pepper to taste
2 large tins of tomatoes
2 tins (clam nectar size) of water
Old Bay Seasoning
1. Cook the bacon (in a dutch oven or large pot)until brown. Add onion and cook until they’re soft.
2. Add carrot and celery and sauté for a couple of minutes.
3. Add everything else and bring to a boil. Once it’s reached boiling cover and simmer for 1/2 an hour.
4. Old Bay Seasoning wasn’t on the original list of ingredients, but I had some on hand and just sprinkled some in the soup, maybe 1/2 tsp?
*A little parsley would be nice sprinkled on top, but I didn’t have any so I had it straight up with a little French bread.