Make roux. Add minced onions, celery and bell peppers and saute until vegetables are soft. Add okra which has been cut fine. Add tomatoes. Saute a few more minutes. Then add 2 quarts of boiling water gradually. Scale crabs, remove shells and clean them. Add cleaned crabs to gumbo mixture, allowing all to boil slowly for about one hour. Season to taste. Serve over rice.
Gumbos, Soups, Chowders
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana