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I’ve only had the ingredients for some squash soup for about…oh, 2 months now and I’m finally getting to it!

Now I’m kind of regretting waiting so long – it is the quintessential Fall Soup and for very good reasons – nothing says Fall better in my opinion than squash. I know there are many versions out there that are on the sweeter side, but I wanted mine a little more savory so I skipped the apples and cinnamon and traded them for garlic and cayenne¬†pepper. (I’m not going to lie, I did think about a little sriracha but I thought that could be an optional topping ;) ) The crab adds an extra special touch to this soup. And is so worth it.

Recipe

2 Acorn squash, baked and mashed

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 white onion, minced

4 cloves garlic, minced

4 cups broth (chicken or veggie)

1/2 cup half & half

8 oz crab

Spices: herbamare, coriander, cayenne, parsley, salt & pepper

Saute minced onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add in squash, broth and spices and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup half & half.

Carefully transfer the hot soup to a large bowl and puree in batches. Note to self: get a hand held immersion blender asap so this disaster doesn’t happen in your kitchen again. Ok, it wasn’t THAT bad, but it could have been easier! We also added about 1/2 of the crab to pureed mix. Stir in remaining crab, heat on low and eat! A crusty piece of bread and crisp green salad would be perfect companions to this soup!

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20 Comments (Reply )

  1. savorysimple
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 8:54 am

    Sounds delicious!

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  2. savorysimple
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 8:54 am

    Sounds delicious!

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  3. mary beth
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 9:07 am

    emily, i need to live closer to you guys so i can come over for dinner! what kind of crab did you get for the soup?

    also, i tried your zucchini pasta the other night. i was great and houli loved it! we will for sure make that again very soon.

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    • anutritionisteats
      Nov 13, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

      Got the crab from Whole Foods – but I’ve also used the kind of the pouch and that is decent too.
      So glad to hear that you tried the pasta!!!!

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  4. mary beth
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 9:07 am

    emily, i need to live closer to you guys so i can come over for dinner! what kind of crab did you get for the soup?

    also, i tried your zucchini pasta the other night. i was great and houli loved it! we will for sure make that again very soon.

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    • anutritionisteats
      Nov 13, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

      Got the crab from Whole Foods – but I’ve also used the kind of the pouch and that is decent too.
      So glad to hear that you tried the pasta!!!!

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  5. Tracey
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    Do you think this soup would be good without adding crab?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Nov 13, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

      Tracey – It would be fine without crab! I just added it in because we had some and I thought it would be fun :)

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  6. Tracey
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    Do you think this soup would be good without adding crab?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Nov 13, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

      Tracey – It would be fine without crab! I just added it in because we had some and I thought it would be fun :)

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  7. julie
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    I’m making acorn squash soup today, as well. Actually roasted the squash yesterday, but ran out of time. I’m going to mix with coconut milk, lemongrass, other herbs, fish sauce, chili paste, blend it and then throw in some wild rice. Yum yum!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Nov 13, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

      Ummmm, can you send me some of yours and we can swap?!?! ;) That sounds amazing!!!!

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  8. julie
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    I’m making acorn squash soup today, as well. Actually roasted the squash yesterday, but ran out of time. I’m going to mix with coconut milk, lemongrass, other herbs, fish sauce, chili paste, blend it and then throw in some wild rice. Yum yum!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Nov 13, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

      Ummmm, can you send me some of yours and we can swap?!?! ;) That sounds amazing!!!!

      Reply

  9. Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers)
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 11:47 am

    That soup sounds amazing! I am definitely stealing your recipe :)

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  10. Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers)
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 11:47 am

    That soup sounds amazing! I am definitely stealing your recipe :)

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  11. Chelsea Ward
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

    I love my Cuisinart hand blender, if you like homemade bisques and soups, that kitchen gadget is a must-have. Although, it looks like your hard work paid off for that delicious soup!

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  12. Chelsea Ward
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

    I love my Cuisinart hand blender, if you like homemade bisques and soups, that kitchen gadget is a must-have. Although, it looks like your hard work paid off for that delicious soup!

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  13. Lynn @ The Actors Diet
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

    yummers! i want an immersion blender too

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  14. Lynn @ The Actors Diet
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

    yummers! i want an immersion blender too

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