Browning the flour gives this seafood gumbo recipe a distinctive rich color and flavor. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • For Cajun spice mix, combine thyme, white pepper, salt, black pepper and red pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse the shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Cook flour in a medium skillet over medium heat about 6 minutes or until the flour is browned, stirring frequently. Place in a small bowl; set aside to cool.

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  • Slowly whisk 1 can of the broth into the reserved browned flour. Add the broth-flour mixture, the remaining 1 can broth, the water, and the reserved spice mix to the mixture in the large pot. Stir in okra. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

  • Add the shrimp; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the shrimp is opaque. Gently stir in crabmeat. Serve the gumbo with rice. If desired, garnish individual servings with scallions and pass hot pepper sauce.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; 5 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 102 mg cholesterol; 510 mg sodium. 448 mg potassium; 31 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 21.9 g protein; 393 IU vitamin a iu; 26 mg vitamin c; 112 mcg folate; 141 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 51 mg magnesium;