Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole

4 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, diced
2 medium bell peppers, diced
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
4 cups chicken or shrimp stock
4 cups tomato sauce
4 cups diced tomatoes
3 bay leaves
1 teaspoon thyme
Salt/white pepper to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste

Sauté all vegetables in butter. Add remaining ingredients and simmer two hours, adding water if too thick. If too thin, reduce over high heat. Add salt and pepper last. Add 1 pound peeled shrimp and 2 tablespoons butter to 1 quart Creole sauce. Simmer 20 minutes.