Pumpkin – Coconut Milk Soup with Shrimp


Pumpki - Coconut Milk Soup with Shrimp

My agenda this weekend is to buy and bake off a few pie pumpkins.  I do have one exciting recipe in mind but it’s a surprise so I can’t share it yet.  Otherwise it’s nice to freeze some to have some on hand rather than buy the canned stuff.  This being said, I had a cup left over frozen from last year so I figured why not use it up.  In celebration of our first fall snow I decided to make a batch of soup.  Coconut milk adds a thickness and creaminess that appeases both my stomach and taste buds.  I’d say this soup was a little chowder-like and a little tom kha-like.  I did intend to use fish sauce but I did not realize we were out.  I added some fresh grated carrot which gave the soup it’s ‘bulky’ texture and beautiful color.  I was worried Josh might not like this soup but to my surprise he loved it.  We were both glad to have leftovers today.

First sauté onion, garlic, and ginger

Add carrot, tomato, potato, corn, pumpkin, lime juice, s&p, chicken base, coconut milk, and water.

Last, once soup is cooked, add shrimp

Ready to eat!

Fall Deliciousness!

Pumpkin – Coconut Milk Soup with Shrimp

  • onion, chopped
  • garlic, minced
  • ginger, grated (I used about 1 T)
  • 1 c pumpkin puree
  • 1 c shredded carrot, I used a fine grate
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 c frozen corn
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 3 t Better Than Bouillon chicken base
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • juice of 1 lime
  • dash fish sauce, optional
  • s&p
  • 6 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped into 1″ pieces
  • olive oil
  1. In a soup pot heat up a bit of olive oil over medium high heat.  Add onion, garlic, and ginger.  Cook 5 minutes until fragrant and slightly browned.
  2. Add pumpkin puree, carrot, tomato, corn, potato, chicken base, coconut milk, lime juice, fish sauce if using, s&p, and water.  Adjust water amount to desired level.  Bring to a boil.
  3. Immediately lower to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender and carrot has started to break down.  I simmered mine for 30 minutes.  Taste test and season more if necessary.
  4. Add chopped shrimp and simmer for another 3 minutes until they are cooked.

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