I cooked this recipe last week and it seems it went pretty well. Although, I believe a little more "punch" was needed. Also, I should have used the biggest pot I could fine, I had to change pots twice. This is a great recipe and we loved it. Of course we are Louisianans, so we like "punch" or "bam" to our food, so there you go. Most people would like it the way it is set up here, if you like spice add more cayenne powder.