Butternut Shrimp Soup with Sherry

That’s what I call YUMMY COMFORT food! To make it a bit richer I saute one large onion in 5 tablespoons of butter sprinkled with one tablespoon of brown sugar till caramelized. Then add to soup at the end with shrimp

Original recipe makes 6 servings


3 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
3 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 pound small shrimp – peeled and deveined
2 pears – peeled, cored and diced
1 tablespoon sherry wine, or to taste

  • PREP

    30 mins

  • COOK

    50 mins


    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Combine the cubed squash, milk and chicken broth in a saucepan. Season with salt, pepper, curry powder, celery salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 30 minutes, until squash is tender, stirring frequently to prevent the milk from scorching.
  2. Add 1/2 the shrimp, and 1/2 the pears to the soup, and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque. Transfer the soup to a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. Return to the saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
  3. Add the remaining shrimp and remaining pears to the soup, and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque. Stir in sherry wine, and remove from heat. Ladle into bowls, and garnish with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.


Calories: 155 kcal
Carbohydrates: 23.3 g
Cholesterol: 48 mg
Fat: 3.1 g
Fiber: 3.2 g
Protein: 10.1 g
Sodium: 168 mg