Do you prefer white or red? No, not wine, but clam chowder? It’s kind of like asking if you are a vanilla or a chocolate person. Coke or Pepsi. PC or Mac. Okay, getting out of hand here. I admit, that if I had to choose, I would choose New England Clam Chowder over Manhattan Clam Chowder. But, then I made my own version of the lovely red soup, and I’m in love!
Calorie-wise, you can’t compare the two. They are leagues apart. A tomato-based soup OBVIOUSLY has less calories than a cream base. But, yet we still want and desire that silky smooth soup.
I made my Manhattan Clam Chowder for a teacher’s luncheon at school. It’s everything I personally want in a soup. Hearty, full of goodies and not all watery or plain. I kicked it up a notch by adding some jalapeño peppers to it, but they were mild so I spiked it with some cayenne pepper, too.
Because when you curl up with a bowl of soup, you don’t want to doze off halfway through eating it, right?
And with the cooler weather, we all need a warm hug for our tummies.
So, which do you prefer: White or Red Chowdah?