Shrimp and Butternut Squash Soup

In this recipe, prepare the shrimp and chill that mixture while you oven roast the squash separately; then combine them.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 6 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. ground coriander, divided
  • 1⁄4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 1⁄2 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 medium butternut squash, quartered and seeded
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 4 tsp. minced cilantro
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Combine the lime juice, orange juice, 1⁄2 teaspoon coriander, crushed red pepper, and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Refrigerate mixture for 2 hours.
  • While the shrimp is marinating, preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Place squash pieces face down in a large roasting pan and add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan, about 1⁄8 inch deep. Cover the pan loosely with foil; bake for 50 minutes.
  • Allow the squash to cool, then remove the skin. Using a blender, blend half the squash with about half the chicken broth. Pour the mixture into a soup pot. Prepare the other half of the squash the same way. Stir in the cream, orange zest, and remaining coriander. Cover and warm gently over low heat.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the remaining oil. Drain the marinade from the shrimp. Place the shrimp in the pan and cook for 1 minute on each side.
  • Pour the squash base into serving bowls. Top with shrimp and cilantro.