If you've never eaten authentic creole, you truly don't know what you're missing. I discovered this Louisiana favorite while residing there, and it was love at first bite. This dish has a very unique taste that defies description. There is quite a bit of chopping involved, but you're doing yourself a serious disservice if you don't give this recipe a try. You can use Crawfish rather than shrimp. Crawfish are simply not plentiful where I now live, and shrimp are less expensive even when Crawfish are available.