Afternoon Delight Clam Chowder

Afternoon Delight is located in Ann Arbor, MI. Afternoon Delight is known for many of their tasty dishes, don’t miss out on this recipe that is so close to their Clam Chowder, this recipe isn’t top secret anymore.
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Afternoon Delight Clam Chowder

Afternoon Delight Clam Chowder

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Favorite Recipes, Seafood Recipes, Soup Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Afternoon Delight Clam Chowder

This Clam Chowder is a tasty meal!


  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 2/3 cup Celery diced
  • 2/3 cup Onion diced
  • 2 cup Potatoes diced
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cup Hot Water
  • 1 ounce Clam Base
  • 2 - 3 cup Hot Water
  • 7 ounce chopped Clams with Juice
  • 1 Carrot peeled and grated
  • 1 pint half and half
  • Roux of 1/2 cup Butter, and 1/2 cup Flour


Saute celery, onion, and garlic in the 2 tablespoon butter. Add potatoes and water, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add clam base, a pinch of thyme, salt, pepper, and hot water. Simmer for 15 minutes and add clams and carrot. Simmer 15 minutes and add half and half and water. Heat through until simmer. Meanwhile make a roux out of the 1/2 cup butter and the 1/2 cup flour make sure that the flour cooks through before adding this to the simmering soup.

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  • John T

    What is "crab base"? Where does one get it? It’s not in any of the grocery stores here.

    • Stephanie has many types of soup bases, more and more grocery stores are starting to get a variety of soup bases in them. They work out much better than boullion cubes when seasoning soup.