Last week I had dinner at a neighbor's house and she served shrimp and okra with crab meat. It was DELICIOUS. The base was not tomato and it was similar to a thick gumbo. That meal got me craving okra and I found this recipe for Cajun shrimp and okra. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs rather than shrimp because I wanted lots of meat. I followed the recipe exactly except I browned the chicken thighs until almost done and removed to a plate. Then I continued with the recipe, putting the thighs back in and simmering about 30 minutes. At that point, I removed the thighs, shredded, and returned to the pot.
This was very good with nice flavor. I think next time I will cook this in my crock pot, just throwing all ingredients in and letting it cook until the chicken is done.