Rory and Darren took us to Portsmouth, New Hampshire yesterday in search of New England Clam Chowder. It was disappointing to see that most places were closed but after some exploration, we found a great pub, the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. that served our beloved clam chowder.
Wanting to enjoy it at home, we took four huge cups of chowder to go. We could hardly wait to taste the creamy perfection, and its smell was tantalizing our senses.
Once we got home, we heated it up and ferociously dug in. It was one of the best clam chowders that I've ever had! The broth was luxuriously creamy but not so much that you tasted the butter and the cream. The chowder was also nice and chunky, packed with plenty of fresh clams and even bits of bacon, which was ingenious--I don't think that I've ever had that in a clam chowder. It was seasoned perfectly and had a nice kick to it. The oyster crackers that came with it were a good complement--they neutralized the spice and added some crunch.
Overall, this chowder way surpassed our expectations--it came at a hefty price of $5 per serving but it was definitely worth it.
Portsmouth Gas Light Co. - 64 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801