Please Visit Our Sister Sites:


2 strips bacon, finely diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 c. finely chopped celery
3 Tbsp. flour
2 c. vegetable juice cocktail
or tomato juice
1 (8 oz.) bottle clam juice
1 (8 oz.) can minced clams,
1/4 tsp. ground thyme leaves
salt and pepper to taste

In a deep 2 1/2 quart heat resistant, nonmetallic
casserole, place diced bacon. Heat, uncovered, on Full power 2
minutes or until bacon is crisp. Add chopped onion and celery
and heat, uncovered, on Full power 2 minutes or until vegeta-
bles are tender. Blend flour into vegetable mixture and stir
until smooth. Add vegetable cocktail gradually, stirring until
smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Heat, covered, on Full
power 5 minutes, stir. Heat, covered, on Full power an
additional 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Serves
Note: For more flavor, use 2 (8 oz.) cans minced clams.
Fresh clams may be used. Steam clams following directions.
Use 1 cup broth in soup. (Clams should be removed from the
shell and added to the soup during last 10 minutes of heating.

Steamed Clams:
2 lb. steamers
1/4 c. water
Place steamers and 1/4 cup water in a cooking bag. Tie
the top of the bag with a string. Do not use metal fasteners.
Pierce 3 holes near the top of the top of the bag to allow the
steam to escape. Heat on Full power 6 minutes or until shells
Tip: The live clams can be placed in a shallow pan with
enough water to cover. Sprinkle handful of cornmeal over them
and let stand a few hours or overnight. They will absorb the
cornmeal into their systems and it will clean out any sand as
well as help in whitening the clam meat.

This is a recipe from our database at Cookbooks On/Line!

1,000,000+ free recipes and free software at:

Accuracy is believed to be good, but is not guaranteed.
This recipe posting is intended for personal use only. You can
print a copy for yourself and/or your friends, but you cannot publish
it or post it to any Internet or other public site without our permission.

Help Us Improve The Database!
If you've tried this recipe, tell us how you liked it on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = I didn't like it, 5 = I liked it very much):
Haven't tried it 1 - Didn't like it 2 - Liked it at little 3 - So-so 4 - Good 5 - Great!
Was this recipe an exact duplicate of another recipe in the database? Yes No
Was this recipe incomplete, incorrect, or confusing in any way? Yes No
Short comment about this recipe: (50 characters or less.)
Thanks for your help!