Mo’s Clam Chowder:This is one of the tastiest clam chowder recipes ever. It is a mainstay at Mo’s, the original location’s chowder factory and seafood restaurant in Newport Oregon. It will be hard to find a better clam chowder anywhere else in the world. Try it and you won’t be disappointed.
1 lb of bacon (diced)
¼ lb smoked ham (diced)
5 cups water
12 cups diced potatoes (salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste)
6 cups minced clams, drained (reserve juices)
¼ cup all-purpose flour
6 cups whole milk (softened butter and paprika to taste)
Cook bacon on the Bacon Pro bacon cooker until browned
Sauté ham over medium heat until brown. Add onion and sauté until limp. Set mixture aside and add bacon, but do not drain.
Combine water, potatoes, salt, pepper and clam juice in a large pot. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender. Set this mixture aside; do not drain.
Place bacon and ham mixture over medium heat. When hot, add flour and stir to make a roux. Stir in potatoes and water mixture to roux and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add clams and milk; heat to serving temperature, but do not let boil again. Garnish each serving with a dollop of butter and a sprinkle of paprika. Makes 12 to 14 great tasting servings.