Etouffee is probably my favorite Cajun/Creole dish. I love both shrimp or crawfish they do have a different flavor when finished. If you buy crawfish make sure you get them with fat included, makes a world of difference. It doesn't matter if your etouffee comes out lighter than what I've posted, it's all good! Experiment and enjoy eating your disasters. None are horrible. If you don't like a lot of spice go easy on the cayenne and only put one teaspoon in your Emeril's Creole seasoning mix and add more to your taste. Can always add but never take it away. Bon Appetite!