Shrimp Creole is similar to gumbo. It combines shrimp and vegetables in a spicy sauce.
We have made this dish for several people and nearly all had a different reaction. Most thought it was too bland and we had to add ingredients as we cooked to suit us and our guests. Since everyone's taste and preference for spiciness varies, we start with a basic shrimp Creole and encourage you to supplement ingredients as needed while you cook.
For this reason, this recipe may prove a challenge for new, inexperienced cooks. Then, again...if you are adventurous...go for it. That's how you learn.
Just remember, you must taste as you go! If you like the mild flavor of the original recipe, fine. But if you want a little more "kick", add salt, cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce. Just add a little at a time and keep tasting.
Remember, you can add more fiery flavor but if you overdo it you can not take it out.
May be served alone as a stew or the "Cajun way" over rice.