Phil's Clam Chowder - Low Carb Recipe

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind! We wrapped up some BIG home improvement projects, had a slew of company, got married, took a honeymoon trip to Dallas and are now settling into some new least for a bit! 
My beloved, Mr. Dreamy, who's given name is Phil (although he does like being called Mr. Dreamy, lol), decided to take on the monumental task of feeding a crowd the evening before the wedding -- by himself (isn't he a dream come true?).

He turned to what he knows how to cook best -- chili and clam chowder. He made a soup feast and everyone was satisfied. Little did they know that he fed them the low-carb way. With a little consulting from me, he de-carbed his old recipes like a pro.
He graciously has granted his permission for me to share the chowder recipe with all of you. I can hardly wait for him to make it again -- look for more of Phil's delicious low carb creations in the future :)

Phil's Clam Chowder

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
6 ribs celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
4 (about 1 pound) turnips, diced
1 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 bay leaves
36-40 ounces canned clams, drained, liquid reserved (chopped or whole baby clams)
chicken broth
2 c heavy cream

Open canned clams and drain. Add chicken broth to clam liquid to equal 5 cups and set aside. Set clams aside. In a large stock pot, add olive oil, chopped onion, chopped celery and garlic. Saute over medium heat, stirring frequently, until translucent - 8-10 minutes. Add clam liquid/chicken broth mixture, diced turnips and seasonings and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover and cook until turnips are tender (20-30 minutes). Reduce heat to low and add heavy cream and clams and gently simmer, careful to not boil, for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Remove bay leaves and discard. Serves 8 - each serving contains 275 calories, 8.69g carbs, 1.7g fiber = 6.99g net carbs. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or bacon bits or BOTH!!


  1. Terra said...:

    Congrats on a whirlwind of activities and your marriage, honeymoon trip and this feast.

  1. Congratulations on your marriage to Mr. Dreamy! The de-carbed clam chowder sounds wonderful. I bet hubby will make it again soon for you.

  1. FABBY'S LIVING said...:

    I love a happy couple as you both are in your new picture! The clam chowder sounds like my type of food! Thanks for sharing and for your sweet and kind visit.
    Happy Spring to you both!

Post a Comment

I ALWAYS enjoy reading your comments -- thank-you for taking the time to leave one.