A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 19, 2008
Texas Chowder (Texas Clam Chowder)

Chowder (especially clam chowder) is a New England dish. What is Texas chowder?

On ABC’s Nightline television program of September 17, 2008, someone who was cooking chili for the Texans stranded from Hurricane Ike said that he was making “Texas clam chowder.” Chili has also been called “Texas chowder,” although the terms are not frequent.

The Dove’s Nest Restaurant (Waxahachie, TX) popularized a “Texas chowder” in the 1990s that contains condensed potato soup, cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce and sausage.


Cooks.com
TEXAS CHOWDER
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped green bell pepper
1/4 c. butter
1 can condensed cream of potato soup
3 c. milk
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. chicken-flavored instant bouillon, optional
1 lb. ground venison or turkey sausage
2 (16 oz.) cans cream-style corn
4 c. shredded cheddar cheese

In a large pot, saute onion and green pepper in butter 5 minutes. Stir in soup, milk, Worcestershire and bouillon. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes.
In separate pan, brown sausage, then add to soup. Stir in corn. Simmer 15 minutes more. Stir in cheese until melted. Serves 6-8. Any Texan worth his boots will love this chowder. A hardy man pleaser.

Chef2Chef
Title: Texas Chowder
Yield: 12
Ingredients
1 lg onion; chopped
1 lg red bell pepper; chopped
1 lg green bell pepper; chopped
1/2 c butter
1 cn cream of potato soup; -10-ounce ea.
2 1/2 c milk
1 tb worcestershire sauce
1 tb chicken stock base
1 lb bulk sausage; browned
2 cn cream style corn; 17 ounce -ea.
1 ts crushed red pepper
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c chopped cilantro

Instructions
Saute the onion, red pepper and green pepper in the butter in a large stockpot until tender.

Add the potato soup, milk, Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock base, sausage, corn, red pepper, cheese and cilantro; mix- well.

Simmer until the cheese is melted, stirring frequently.

Ladle into soup bowls.

Authors Note:
During the winter months, this is one of our most popular soups, a chowder hearty enough to be served as a one-course meal.

Per serving: 349 Calories (kcal); 31g Total Fat; (79% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 73mg Cholesterol; 569mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 5 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Recipe by: Dove’s Nest Restaurant Cindy Burch

Google Books
The Book of Chowder
By Richard James Hooker
Illustrated by Anna Baker
Boston, MA: Harvard Common Press
1978
Pg. 133:
Mrs. Lettie Lamkin’s Texas chowder was contributed to the Twentieth Century Cook Book (Huntsville, Texas, ca. 1900), p. 8, and the Spanish chowder offered to the cookbook of the Portia Club of North Yakima, Washington is in the Cook Book of Favorite Recipes (North Yakima, 1914), p. 6.

4 August 1997, Hartford (CT) Courant, “Cookin’ Up Chili ‘n’ Blues East Hartford Fest Offers Spicy Mix” by Dana Tofig, pg. A3:
The competitive chilis were created on-site, using propane stoves, but most booths prepared enough Texas chowder in advance for the public to taste long…

NBC5 (Chicago, IL)
Resident Texan Presents ‘Texas Chowder’
Cooler Temperatures Hearken First Of Hearty Soups

POSTED: 7:43 am CDT October 11, 2007
Texas Chowder
1 pound boneless chicken thighs and breasts
2 tbsp. Texas dry rub (recipe below)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, minced
½ pound raw shrimp, shelled, deveined, tails on
3/4 c. butter
2 c. yellow onions, chopped
1 medium jalapeño, minced
2 c. celery, chopped
2 c. carrots, chopped
1½ tsp. rosemary, minced
1 tsp. oregano, minced
1 tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. black pepper
4 c. red potatoes, peeled and chopped
5 c. chicken stock
½ c. flour
1 c. milk (...)

Molly’s Place
Friday, August 1, 2008
Wacky Day Out!!
Rhonda’s Birthday was celebrated with a trip to Waxahachie, Texas. The Quilt shop, Common Threads, was our first stop—(we were all bad)—this is my purchase—for our Red White and Blue quilt blockswap.

the second stop was The Dove’s Nest, a really neat Lunch Stop..Antique Shop. Two got the Soup of the Day, Texas Chowder—DELICIOUS! Visit them here. I have the cookbook and it is fantastic. The Texas Chowder is included Along with sandwiches, soups, wonderful pastas, and desserts (We shared Blackberry Bread Pudding—YUMMY!).

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, September 19, 2008 • Permalink