Mary's Seafood Gumbo

Course : Cajun
Serves: 6
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5 pounds okra
2 large onions -- chopped
1 can frozen crabmeat
1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
1 small amt. oil
3 large tomatoes
5 pounds deheaded shrimp
6 large crabs -- (or more)
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon garlic -- bay leaf and thyme

Preparation / Directions:

Use large aluminum pot, not iron. Wash, stem and cut okra into 1/2" pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Smother okra in as little oil as possible. When almost done, add onion. Cook until tender, add tomatoes. Let simmer, add remaining ingredients and simmer until done. If there is a favorite vegetable of the South, it is surely okra. Gumbo gets its name from the Choctaw Indian word 'Kombo' for any thick soup made with okr

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