If you want the best, ya gotta go with the best. Start with a good base line, then doctor the recipe the way you like it. I believe once a wheel is invented, roll it. You may want to adjust some spokes or change some, but the wheel is already invented, so go with the winner and roll with it! Here's da creole, cajun cook man..he has been doing this a long time, and doesn't mind sharing what comes out the best. This recipe is his, and here is his site to check out da rest.. and to buy his seasonings that you need http://www.frankdavis.com. I reduced his original recipe for 20 pounds of shrimp down to 5 pounds. This came out perfect for everyone! The only other thing I can say is to get out your CD of Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys - Bon Reve - crank it up and "Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez" (Let the Good Times Roll) Appreciez mon ami!