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    Wink Pumpkin and Shrimp Soup

    I recently was introduced to a French-Mexican fusion place near me. They have a very similar soup to this only they add a dollop of Chipotle crema fresca. OMG, it's divine! & great for the Fall!

    You can add a dollop of fresh sour cream to yours.


    Pumpkin and Shrimp Soup

    Ingredients
    2 medium onions, sliced
    2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
    1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
    2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    2 tablespoons margarine or butter
    1 14-ounce can chicken broth
    1 15-ounce can pumpkin
    1 cup milk
    1 8-ounce package frozen, peeled, cooked shrimp, thawed
    Fresh shrimp in shells, peeled, deveined, and cooked (optional)
    Plain low-fat yogurt or dairy sour cream (optional)
    Snipped fresh chives (optional)

    Directions
    1. In a covered large saucepan cook the onions, carrots, cilantro, ginger, garlic, and allspice in hot margarine for 10 to 12 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring once or twice.

    2. Transfer the mixture to a blender container or food processor bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth.

    3. In the same saucepan combine pumpkin, milk, and remaining broth. Stir in the blended vegetable mixture and the 8 ounces shrimp; heat through. If desired, on small skewers thread additional cooked shrimp. Ladle soup into soup bowls. If desired, top each serving with a spoonful of yogurt, a sprinkling of chives, and a shrimp skewer. Makes 4 servings.


    You can also serve inside a pumpkin:



    If you are going to serve the soup in a pumpkin, boil 2 quarts of water. Cut the top off of the pumpkin and clean out carefully.Cut a notch in the top for the ladle to stick through. Pour the boiling water into the pumpkin and swish around and then pour into sink. Pour the soup into the pumpkin and serve with lemon or shrimp wedges.
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    This sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing it, CoverGerl.

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    French-Mexican fusion? What is this? Don't make me google or wikipedia.
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    I've never heard of it either, but the soup sounds good. You can pretty much fuse anything if you've a mind to do it.

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    I'm deffo going to make this. Sounds divine. Thanks!
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    Did anyone taste it? I'm not big on pumpkin, but I'd like to try it let me know how it tastes.
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    French and Mexican fusion simply means that the restaurant fuses elements of the two cuisines together to make new dishes.
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    Right... it just sounds so....radical! French & Mexican? Must be some interesting & unusual food. I love Mexican, but really have never had much French food.
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