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Lightened-Up Gumbo Recipe
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Lightened-Up Gumbo Recipe

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Full of flavor and color, this gumbo tastes like the real deal, except for being lower in calories and fat. —Healthy Cooking TEST kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces smoked turkey sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen sliced okra
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups gumbo with 1/2 cup rice equals 336 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 134 mg cholesterol, 981 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and stir flour for 6-7 minutes or until light brown in color. Immediately transfer to a small bowl; whisk in broth until smooth.
  2. In the same skillet, saute the onion, celery and green pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir flour mixture; add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Add the sausage, okra, bay leaves, Creole seasoning, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until okra is tender. Stir in shrimp and chicken. Cook and stir 5-6 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Discard bay leaves. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lightened-Up Gumbo in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p57

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups gumbo with 1/2 cup rice equals 336 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 134 mg cholesterol, 981 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Lightened-Up Gumbo(3)

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

I thought this was very good. I too like not adding butter to make a roux. The flavors taste even better the next day after they have had time to "mix with each other." Also, the creole seasoning I used had a bit more heat the next day. Will be making again.

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

My family thought this was just okay. It needed more flavor or something. Basically all you tasted was cajun seasoning. I probably won't make this again.

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

great recipe, i let it sit a little while longer to let all the flavors combine. love that i didnt have to use butter for the roux, thank you for sharing!

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