CRAB GUMBO (simple recipe)

Crab Gumbo
6 cooked crabs
6-7 okras (sliced)
2 tbsp. butter
3 large tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1 onion (chopped)
Spring of parsley & thyme
1-2 blades chives
½ red peppers (sliced)
Water to cover 

Prepare crabs, extracting meat. Skin tomatoes; wash and cut up seasonings. Melt butter and brown crab meat. Add seasonings and sliced okras. Brown all and add bay leaf and water to cover. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Consistency should be like a thick soup. Serve alone or with white rice.