I am diving back into cooking lately and love it. I am going with Emerils recipes as I loved his Chicken Marsalla. Making his Shrimp Gumbo I question how I can cut costs in the future without losing too much flavor. Do I need lump crab meat at $5.00 for 6oz. and fresh basil and thyme at about $6.00 total per recipe? Where would you look first to save money w/o losing too much goodness and flavor? There was a lower priced crab meat but I decided for the first time to go with the exact recipe and cut cost later.