New England-style Clam Chowder and Crackers

 

Recipe for New England-style clam chowder and crackers.

What you will need

40 gm butter, coarsely chopped

200 gm rindless bacon, chopped

2 celery stalks, finely chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

120 ml dry white wine

1 kg clams, soaked in cold water for 1 hour to remove grit

750 ml (3 cups) chicken stock

750 gm Desiree potatoes (about 3), quartered and thickly sliced

125 ml (½ cup) pouring cream

1 dried bay leaf

2 skinless bream fillets (400gm), pin-boned and cut into 3cm-4cm pieces

12 scallops, white muscle trimmed

2 tbsp coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus extra to serve

To serve: saltine crackers

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