Enjoy New England Clam Chowder on February 25th

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Soup season is here and chances are you’ve heard of the classic favorite New England Clam Chowder soup. Even if this is your go-to soup, did you know it has its own special day? Here are some reasons to join in on the fun and celebrate National New England Clam Chowder Day this February 25th.

What is Clam Chowder?

If you haven’t already tried this classic soup favorite, you may be wondering exactly what New England Clam Chowder is. This soup is a shellfish stew that has many varieties including Manhattan chowder, and Rhode Island Clam Chowder. The main ingredients that make up this creamy meal are milk, butter, potatoes, pork, onion, and of course clams.

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Origins of the Soup

Clam Chowder has been enjoyed by many for almost 200 years. This soup was originated by commoners during the 1700s in coastal fishing villages of the French, Nova Scotian, and Southwestern England. By the 1800s this meal was the main part of a sailor’s daily diet. It was made in a large cooking pot known as a Chaudiere, which is French for the cauldron. When it became popular in America there was also a new twist on the soup. This is how a mix of pork, onions, fish, herbs, and biscuits became introduced.

Why We Love Clam Chowder

There are so many reasons why Clam Chowder is beloved by people all over the country. One great thing about this meal is it’s considered a comfort food but it also has many health benefits. Potassium found in the clams can actually help regulate your blood pressure. Clams also contain many nutrients such as vitamin
B12, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Activities for Chowder Day

How exactly can you celebrate Clam Chowder Day this February 25th? You can start off by stopping by a local restaurant that’s famous for its clam chowder and ordering yourself a bowl. If you’re looking for a new recipe to try you can learn how to make Clam Chowder in the comfort of your own home. Asking family and friends how they like their soup is a fun way to experiment and try unique variations. Clam Chowder is available in cans as well if you’re looking to celebrate with an easy lunch or dinner.

Celebrate New England Clam Chowder Day this February 25th at PJ Lobster House. You can sample delicious homemade soups including Manhattan Clam Chowder and New England Clam Chowder. Visit us at 134 Main St. Port Jefferson, NY 11777, or contact our staff today to start the celebration!

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