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Fish Stock

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

Grilled Striped Bass

Grilled Tuna and Mango Salad

Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

Italian Style Baked Haddock

Mahattan Clam Chowder

Maple Soy Glazed Mackerel

Mussel Soup

New England Clam Chowder

New England Fish Chowder

Poached Cod

Roast Goose

Roasted Striped Bass

Saco Bay Brick House Chile

Shark Bite Salsa

Shrimp Skewers

Sour Mustard Pickles

Striper Ceviche

Wood Island Clam Chowder

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Treat yourself to fresh clams for this recipe — they make all the difference. This dish originated in Rhode Island during the late 19th century, when, as story has it, Portuguese immigrants added tomatoes to their chowder. British New Englanders believed their creamy chowder to be superior and named the Portuguese version after Manhattan, presuming that New Yorkers were the only people crazy enough to add tomatoes.

Active time: 30 min Start to finish: 45 min

2 bacon slices, cut into 1/2-inch squares

1/3 cup chopped onion

3 tablespoons diced (1/3 inch) green bell pepper

3 tablespoons diced (1/3 inch) celery

2/3 cup diced (1/3 inch) peeled boiling potato (1 small)

1 (8-oz) bottle clam juice

1 cup canned diced tomatoes (8 oz), including juice

1 1/2 dozen small hard-shelled clams (1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter; 2 lb total), scrubbed well

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cook bacon in a 2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to moderately low, then add onion, bell pepper, and celery and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in potato, bottled clam juice, and tomatoes (with juice) and simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Stir in clams and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until clams open wide, 8 to 10 minutes. (Discard any clams that after 10 minutes have not opened.) Remove pan from heat.

Remove most of clamshells with tongs, then detach clams and return them to chowder. (Keep a few in their shells for garnish.) Stir in parsley and salt and pepper to taste.

Cooks' note:

Chowder, without clams or parsley, can be made 1 day ahead. Bring to a simmer before adding clams and proceeding.

Makes 1 serving. Gourmet