We liked this. I must admit that this is one of those recipes where the ingredient list delighted me and the end result was a slight dissapointment. I followed the recipe exactly and added cayenne and used apple brandy, and let the sauce get nice and thick, but both DH and I agreed that maybe it was the addition of the shrimp that didn't do it for us. Somehow we felt that it would have been better with pork or chicken, but, as usual, personal preference is everything and what suits one person brilliantly can sometimes suit another rather less. We both liked the sauce by itself, so would definiately make that again, either using my various homemade stocks for vegetarian and non vegetarian versions. Either way I think that our personal preferences are different to what this recipe delivers, so it's definiately NOT a bad recipe, we just would prefer to tweek it for our tastes. I would highly recommend that people make the recipe themselves too and not just make a judgement based on my review because the flavours here are good and factors that influence personal tastes are many and varied. Please see my rating system: 3 lovely stars for a recipe that we will tweek and play with until we get it "just right for us". Thanks !