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Squash Pottage and Coconut Shrimps

September 27, 2012 - By Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Temps de lecture 2 minutes


Fall has officially begun, and temperature has rapidly changed according to the new season. And who says colder weather says warm, hearty, and comforting meals. Here is a delicious squash pottage and coconut shrimps recipe that will give you a reason to savour a season food: the squash.

4 servings
Per portion: 467 calories/ 66 g carbs/ 15 g fat/ 23 g proteins


Squash pottage
1 white onion, chopped
15 ml (1 tablespoon) olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
15 ml (1 tablespoon) fresh ginger, grated
15 ml (1 tablespoon) Indian spice mix or garam masala
1 potato, peeled and cubed
1,5 liter (6 cups) squash (pick your choice), peeled and cubed
1,5 liter (6 cups) low-sodium vegetable broth
3/4 can of light coconut milk
Salt and pepper

Coconut shrimps
1 tablespoon olive oil
32 shrimps, raw and peeled
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon curry powder
¼ can of light coconut milk
Juice from 1 lime
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

Sidedish (per person)
1 whole wheat pita, grilled


1. In a large cooking pot, sauté the onions in olive oil. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, Indian spice mix, potato, and squash. Cook for a few minutes.

2. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer until the squash is tender, about 30 minutes.

3. In a pan, sauté the shrimps in olive oil for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, and curry powder. Cook 1 minute. Add ¼ can of coconut milk and the lime juice. Add salt and pepper. Set aside.

4. When the soup is ready, puree in a blender. Pour it back into the cooking pot, and add ¾ cup of coconut milk. Add salt and pepper.

5. To garnish, pour the pottage in a bowl, decorate with 8 shrimps, and sprinkle with cilantro.

By Karine Larose

Squash Pottage and Coconut Shrimps is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
Copyright © Nautilus Plus 2012

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