Butternut Squash Soup with Star Anise and Ginger Shrimp Recipe

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Butternut Squash Soup with Star Anise and Ginger Shrimp
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  1. Toss shrimp with ginger in a bowl and marinate, chilled, 30 minutes (do not marinate any longer or enzymes from ginger will begin to cook shrimp).
  2. Make soup while shrimp marinate: Cook shallot, garlic, and anise in butter in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until shallot is softened, about 5 minutes. Add squash, stock, and water and simmer, uncovered, until squash is very tender, about 20 minutes. Remove star anise.
  3. Purée soup in 2 batches in a blender (use caution when blending hot liquids) until very smooth, about 1 minute per batch, then transfer to cleaned pan and keep warm, covered.
  4. Sprinkle marinated shrimp with salt. Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté shrimp in 2 batches, stirring, until just cooked through, about 3 minutes per batch, transferring to paper towels.
  5. Bring soup to a simmer and season with salt and pepper. Divide among 8 shallow soup bowls and mound 3 shrimp in each bowl.
  6. Cooks' note: • Soup (without shrimp) can be made 3 days ahead and chilled, covered. If making soup ahead, begin marinating shrimp about 40 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 313.35 Kcal (1312 kJ)
Calories from fat 149.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.56g 25%
Cholesterol 44.11mg 15%
Sodium 899.52mg 37%
Potassium 571.88mg 12%
Total Carbs 35.11g 12%
Sugars 5.47g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2.98g 12%
Protein 9.6g 19%
Vitamin C 22.1mg 37%
Vitamin A 1mg 34%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 80.2mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 88.24 Kcal (369 kJ)
Calories from fat 41.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.66g 25%
Cholesterol 12.42mg 15%
Sodium 253.32mg 37%
Potassium 161.05mg 12%
Total Carbs 9.89g 12%
Sugars 1.54g 22%
Dietary Fiber 0.84g 12%
Protein 2.7g 19%
Vitamin C 6.2mg 37%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 34%
Iron 0.5mg 9%
Calcium 22.6mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.1
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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