Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort's Award-Winning Clam Chowder

A classic version of clam chowder, hearty and rich with flavor--and award-winning!

Servings: 6

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Pair With: A California Chardonnay, like the Manzoni Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay.

Source: Recipe courtesy Sanderlings Restaurant and Seascape Beach Resort


1 onion, chopped

1 celery stick, chopped

1 strip bacon, diced

1 oz. butter

2 oz. flour

1 cup heavy cream

4 cups clam juice

1 red potato, 1/4" dice

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon white pepper

1 tablespoon salt

1 bay leaf

4 cups of chopped clams (4 lb washed whole clams)

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

dash of Tabasco sauce


In a heavy soup pot, add butter, render bacon to a crisp, then add flour. Cook slowly, stirring for 5 minutes. Add clam juice, cook until smooth. Slowly stir in cream. Blanch potatoes separately in boiling water for 1 minute. Add herbs, seasonings, clams and potatoes. Adjust seasonings to taste.



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Seascape Beach Resort

Located along 17 miles of secluded beach on the north shore of Monterey Bay, Seascape Beach Resort offers guests an ideal retreat when exploring the northern central coast wine country.