The Oregon coast is a great place to visit for a family. With lots of outdoor activities, everyone is happy and exhausted by the end of the day. Besides Oregon’s delicious crab that can be caught fresh from the dock, the beaches also wash up some rather interesting clams. The kids and I were able to dig up a few of these massive clams! Most people recommend breading these clams and frying them, but the 54 degrees weather suggested a comforting soup. Clam Chowder that is.
The chowder was delicious and made enough for probably 3-4 meals. It can be frozen and reheated for the same delicious dinner in the future.
We used razor clams, however any clam, fresh or canned will work. Also despite the addition of bacon, bacon fat, and a ridiculous amount of butter, I used fat free half and half and it was still delicious. It gives me peace of mind