My all time favorite recipe. It's great for parties with no specific meal time. I like to have it finished cooking about 30 minutes to an hour before anyone arrives and just keep it warm on the stove with rice, bowls and spoons on the counter next to the stove. As people get hungry they can help themselves. People who say they don't care for shrimp creole usually ask me for a copy of recipe after they try it. I read about half the other Shrimp Creole recipes and did not find any prepared like this one. The veggies stay crisp instead of mushy like other shrimp creole recipes I have tasted. I like to use small ( 50 to 60 per pound) raw shrimp that I clean myself. But the lady I got this recipe from likes to use leftover boiled shrimp and my neighbor I gave the recipe to like to use frozen pre-cleaned shrimp. It's good with any of them so choose what you prefer. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I think you will.