: In a heavy–bottom sauce pot, sauté onions, celery, garlic and shallots until translucent. Cut squash in half, remove seeds and roast in 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Deglaze with sherry and reduce wine by 2/3. Peel squash and add pulp to soup pot and bring to a simmer. Add remaining ingredients to soup pot and simmer for an hour. Puree soup with a stick mixer or food processor until smooth. Strain soup and serve.
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