This is a classic Creole recipe. There are many different opinions about what it should contain, okra of file powder (made from dried sassafras leaves) being the only constants. This version, although simple, is unconventional since it is not thickened with a well cooked roux. It is absolutely delicious nonetheless. If you are concerned about cholesterol, because this is very rich, increase stock to 2 cups and reduce cream to 1 cup. Serves 6 to 8.