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Spicy Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup

Spicy Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup 4.000
Quick Pantry Soup Feb 20, 2008

Canned coconut milk is the main pantry ingredient to have on hand.


Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons peeled, minced ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon jarred Thai red curry paste
  • 4 cups pre-cut or peeled butternut squash (cut into 1/2-inch dice)
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 (13 ounces) unsweetened regular or reduced-fat coconut milk
  • Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish

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Directions

Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring often, or until the onion is translucent. Add the ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the red curry paste and mix well, the add the butternut squash and the chicken or vegetable broth. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium or medium-low, cover and cook for 10 minutes, until the squash is tender. Turn off the heat and add the regular or reduced-fat coconut milk. Working in batches, transfer the soup to a blender (leave the top/center knob off and place a dish towel over the opening to keep the hot ingredients from exploding out of the blender) and return it to the pot; or use an immersion blender and puree in the pot. Heat through; garnish with chopped cilantro leaves, if desired.


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From Domenica Marchetti, author of "The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy" (Chronicle Books, 2006).

Tested by Domenica Marchetti.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (using low-sodium chicken broth): 412


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 33g 51%

Saturated Fat: 23g 115%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 104mg 4%

Total Carbohydrates: 29g 10%

Dietary Fiber: 6g 24%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 9g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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