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Pumpkin and Shrimp Soup

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"This unusual combination of pumpkin and shrimp is a surprise. Curry powder and chicken broth add flavor and aroma to an already fantastic fall soup. Serve it in a hollowed out pumpkin for company or for fun."
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servings 272
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Clean out the cooking pumpkin; remove the skin and cut into 1/2inch dice.measure 3 cups of cut-up pumpkin.
  2. In a saucepan, simmer the pumpkin, celery salt, curry powder, milk, and broth for about 30 minutes.Stir to keep the milk from burning. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. If you are going to serve the soup in a pumpkin, boil 2 quarts of water. Cut the top off of the pumpkin and clean out carefully.Cut a notch in the top for the ladle to stick through. Pour the boiling water into the pumpkin and swish around and then pour into sink. Pour the soup into the pumpkin and serve with lemon wedges.
  4. Add half the shrimp to the pumpkin mixture and process in a food processor or blender until smooth. Return to saucepan and simmer. Add the remaining whole shrimp and simmer for 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 272 calories; 3.8 50.5 16.7 48 283 Full nutrition

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This was an excellent base recipe. I added a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce and habanero sauce to spice it up a bit. I will definately be using this recipe again.

Delicious!!!!!!!!! Comfort FOOD... I also added Diced pears And topped it off with sherry! Yummy.

It was terrible. Bland didn't really have any taste to it. Not really anything to make it special. blah. I waisted my time and money on this one.

We loved this. Sorry to say, I did make some changes. Grilled the pumpkin, 1 chopped onion and 3 carrots in the oven with olive oil, pepper and seasoning salt. Blended it up with the chicken ...

This turned out okay, but needed more flavor, and we thought it was too thin. I think the milk and broth could both be cut in half next time. I added some carrot puree I had on hand to try and t...