Red Chile Seafood Chowder

 

For the Super Bowl, my friends and I usually serve food that represents the teams. And with Boston and New York playing this year, clam ch...

What you will need

4 dried guajillo chiles, seeds and stems removed

24 Littleneck clams, scrubbed and rinsed or 2 10-ounce cans of chopped clams

4 slices uncooked bacon, chopped

1/2 medium yellow onion, diced

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes, preferably fire roasted

1 canned chipotle chile

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Pinch of cayenne

1 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes

2 cups fish, vegetable or chicken broth

Salt and black pepper to taste

1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnishing

1 cup clam juice

1 pound grouper, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 pound small shrimp (51-60 count), peeled and deveined

1 tablespoon lime juice

Oyster crackers and/or tortilla chips for serving

Lime wedges for serving

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