Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yumbo Gumbo

Per Serving (1 cup): 3 Points+
133 calories, 1.25g fat, 710mg sodium, 14g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 17g protein

The recipe: "Hungry Girl 1-2-3", pages 254 - 255
or http://www.hungry-girl.com/newsletters/raw/1174

Since shrimp is one of my favorite types of seafood, I usually make about one shrimp recipe each week at home.  This one was very low in points, so I hoped it was also very good.  I wanted to make it a little more filling, so I followed Hungry Girl's suggestion of adding 3/4 cup of brown rice to the dish.  It only added one point per serving, so I thought it was worth it. 

The flavors in the gumbo were pretty good.  It had a nice spice to it, thanks to the spicy V8 and Frank's Red Hot Sauce.  Both my husband and I went back for seconds, which was still only an 8 point dinner.  Nice!    I liked that there wasn't just shrimp in this recipe, and that it also had crabmeat.  It added an extra seafood taste that really added to the gumbo.

The one thing that I did omit was the okra.  I just couldn't get myself to add the okra into the dish.  I have tried multiple times to make okra edible, and have never been successful.  I knew if I added the okra, I would just have to pick it out later anyway.  Instead, I added a little extra bell pepper to make up for it.  So, although my gumbo wasn't as traditional without the okra, it was still pretty tasty.


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