Stir and sauté the first 4 ingredients (olive oil, onions, garlic and celery) in large pot
Add parsley, salt, crushed bay leaf, basil, rosemary, pepper, oregano, paprika and dill seed, and sauté for 1 minute:
Add the remaining four ingredients and bring to a boil. reduce heat to low and simmer for 1/1/2 hours. Add crab and cook/heat through. Serve with salad and garlic bread.
We never rush through this meal. Sitting at the table and chatting, nibbling on crab, and drinking wine is all part of the fun. Well and you can only make a meal go so fast when everyone has to work for the food! The wine flows freely however, and speaking of wine...