Thursday, July 4, 2013

Boudin Clam Chowder

Oh man, is this stuff good. It brings back memories of wandering around Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco on a chilly summer day.

Who is it who said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco”? Mark Twain, right? Well, no. Everybody attributes it to him, but in reality, nobody can prove it, and nobody actually knows who said it.
But I digress. Fact is, it IS cold in San Francisco during the summer. And one of the best remedies for the cold is a bowl of steaming hot New England-style clam chowder, which is served by the bread bowls full by Boudin at Fisherman’s Wharf.
I’ve had it so many times I can’t count.
And so it was with great glee that I saw Boudin Clam Chowder being sold at Costco – two container per package. Two great meals for two, unless everybody’s really hungry, then one meal is more like it. And that’s a possibility.
The chowder is so creamy, full of just the right stuff – some veggies, not too much; some potatoes, just enough; lots of soft-chewy clams, more than enough; and milk and cream, so thick and buttery as to make your mouth water just thinking about it.
Damn, I need to get some more.

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