Clam Chowder Recipe

With Smoked Wild Salmon!

Favorite Restaurant Recipe

This clam chowder recipe with wild smoked salmon is such a hugely popular restaurant recipe it is served seven days a week and almost always sells out.

It is a favorite restaurant recipe for clam chowder because it contains wild smoked salmon.

This restaurant recipe "marries" two fabulous Northwest (USA) products, clams and smoked wild salmon with just the "right" herbs and spices to bring everything together - a "happy union."

Because the restaurant recipe combines these two famous products from the Pacific Northwest (USA) and because the restaurant is located in that area, this recipe is often called "Potlatch Chowder."

"Potlatch" is a Northwest Native American term for a meeting (a gathering - a party) that celebrates the abundance of food in the Pacific Northwest.

And ...thanks to the internet and some great grocery stores no matter where you live, you have access to wild salmon and clams.

Clam Chowder Recipe

 "Potlatch Chowder"

Favorite Restaurant Recipe

Preparation time: 45 minutes. Serves: 10.



  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • l/4 chopped onion
  • 2 stalks chopped celery
  • 2 cups cooked, diced potatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons clam base  or 1 1/4 cup clam juice
  • 1 teaspoon whole thyme
  • 1 teaspoon whole basil
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 25 ounces chopped clams with liquid (may use fresh or frozen clams with a 12 ounce bottle of clam juice
  • 6 ounces wild smoked salmon.
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 l/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 cup hot half and half cream


  • Melt butter in sauce pan
  • Add flour and make a roux; stir and cook until smooth (4-5 minutes. Do not allow to brown)
  • Remove from heat and set aside
  • In another soup pot, place all other ingredients except potatoes, and bring ingredients to a boil
  • Cook until vegetables are soft, and then add potatoes and heat
  • Add roux from sauce pan and continue cooking the chowder, stirring frequently until chowder thickens
  • Once thickened, add hot cream to correct consistency
  • Taste and adjust seasoning
  • Ladle into your soup bowls


You and yours will LOVE this "marriage."

This chowder recipe has about 24 grams of carbohydrates per serving (assuming 10 servings as specified) for those of you who are carb counters.

Thank you for your interest in this clam chowder recipe and in restaurant recipes that work.

Rest assured, with the restaurant recipes on this website you can cook with confidence and style!

ENJOY your restaurant clam chowder and the company of those you share it with!


“Clam Chowder breathes reassurance. It steams consolation.”

Clementine Paddleford

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