Recipe Makeovers

Lighter, healthier, but just as tasty: See how we made over these favorite dishes.

Gumbo: Recipe Makeover

A fantastic American classic that can be salty and rather ripe with calories. We cut both, but kept the soul.

Gumbo Roux Step 1
Photo: John Autry

Step 1

Both a flavor agent and thickener, a perfect roux imparts a nutty taste and a silken texture to gumbo. Be patient, and stir frequently.

Slowly whisk the flour into the hot oil to form a thick paste. The roux will thin out and grow smooth as it cooks.

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