Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound okra, fresh or frozen (thawed), trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 4 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped green bell peppers
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped scallions, divided
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes with their juice
  • 2 cups seafood stock or water
  • 1/2 cup cubed boiled deli ham
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound peeled, deveined raw shrimp (26-30 count)
  • 1/2 pound lump crabmeat, any shells or cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

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