What is the best canned clam chowder?
I'm about to make a can of Snows/Bumblebee ready to serve, and was looking for insight with what may be better.
>inb4 make your own
Of course that's better, but I need canned as a convenient go to option
Also, I just moved away from Progresso Traditional
I make the following modifications:
>add 1 can of clams for one can of chowder
>add half and half
It comes out surprisingly good after making the adjustments. The question is, is there a better canned option out there that I'm not aware of?
A 150g can of clams has about 800mg. I don't know if draining it removes any salt. The chowder itself already has 2300mg.
I don't know if OP eats the whole thing in one meal.
But I don't recommend adding salt to it.
I don't add additional salt because the canned chowder has around 26% DV and the canned clams add another 15%. Besides the health reasons, it doesn't really need it from a flavor perspective. I also eat it with saltene crackers, and I'm sure that kicks it up a few percent as well.
1 can (after modifications) usually yields dinner for the night, plus a small lunch that I can microwave at work for the next day.
If you keep cream and butter on hand, the rest is shelf stable and can be prepared whenever.
With homemade clam chowder, you need to have all the ingredients. Then you need to prepare the vegetables.
Then, according to this http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/new-england-clam-chowder-104185
10 minutes + 8 minutes + 2 minutes + 5 minutes. That's like half an hour, when you could probably boil a can of soup in five, dump the clams in, and add your seasoning.
A lot of times, I get home from work late (after midnight) and just want to drink myself into oblivion, then end up hungry while wanting an easy to make meal before I go to bed.
With using canned clam chowder, it takes a lot of the legwork out of what would normally be done, and like I said, you would be surprised at how much better it is by just adding all the mods to the pot