Squash & Shrimp With Coconut Milk & Chiles

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Recipe: #20957

September 14, 2015

"I thought this sounded like a delicious way to use up that half can of coconut milk. Recipe source: Saveur (Aug/Sept 2015)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (489.8 g)
  • Calories 440.1
  • Total Fat - 26.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 159.8 mg
  • Sodium - 683.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.6 g
  • Sugars - 18.8 g
  • Protein - 21.4 g
  • Calcium - 147.2 mg
  • Iron - 3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a saucepan over medium heat heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and add the garlic and ginger, cook stirring for a few minutes or until soft. Stir in the coconut milk, stock and syrup (if using) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

Step 2

In a skillet heat the remaining oil over high heat.

Step 3

Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the skillet; cook turning until cooked through (3-5 minutes). Transfer shrimp to a plate and then return the skillet to heat. Add the squash and cook, tossing frequently until tender (3-5 minutes). Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Spoon the broth into 4 serving bowls along with the shrimp and squash. Garnish with the chile, basil and cilantro and served with the lime wedges.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Mmmmmm....very good and I just love how it's healthy without any flavor loss. I used smaller shrimp because that's what I had in the freezer and because I wanted to keep it simple and easier to manage when eating like soup, I removed the shells. I also added more broth to keep it more in the realm of a soup. Loved it. So good, warm and delicous. I so look forward to my work lunch because I'm bringing in the leftover. Thanks so much ellie for sharing. Made it for Billboard Tag.

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(4 Nov 2019)


All the flavours that we love! Wonderful soup! Used a wee bit of honey for the cane syrup and large prawns. Can not get fresh seafood here very often and therefore could not use the head and shell on. Your recipe has been saved to be made during our long winter to brighten our day. Thanks for sharing. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(22 Sep 2015)