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       Title: CLAM & SHRIMP CHOWDER
  Categories: Main dish, Seafood
       Yield: 4 servings
  
     1/4 c  Butter
       1 lg Onion, chopped
       2    Celery stalks, chopped
       2    Potatoes, peeled, diced
   1 1/2 ts Fennel seeds
       2 tb All-purpose flour
       1 ts Paprika
   1 3/4 c  Chicken stock
       1 cn Baby clams, drained (10 oz)
       4 oz Cooked peeled medium shrimp,
            -thawed if frozen
       1    Red bell pepper, seeded,
            -diced
     3/4 c  Frozen corn, thawed
     2/3 c  Half-and-half
            Salt to taste
            Fresh ground pepper to taste
            Fresh dill sprig (opt)
  
   Melt butter in a saucepan. Add onion, celery, potatoes and fennel. Cook
   gently 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Blend in flour and cook 1 minute.
   Stir in paprika and stock and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
   
   Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in
   clams, shrimp, bell pepper and corn. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir in
   half-and-half, salt and pepper. Garnish with dill sprig, if desired, and
   serve hot.
   
   VARIATION: Omit paprika and add 1 teaspoon Curry Powder. Add 1 tablespoon
   chopped fresh parsley or cilantro just before serving.
  
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