Shrimp creole

1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped celery
2 medium green peppers, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 can (15oz.) tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 tsp. snipped parsley
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne red pepper
2 bay leaves, crushed
14 to 16oz. fresh or frozen cleaned raw shrimp
3 cups hot cooked rice
6 servings
Cook and stir onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in butter until onion is tender.
Remove from heat.
Stir in tomato sauce, water and seasonings.
Simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
Add water if needed.
Stir in shrimp.
Heat to boiling.
Cover and cook over medium heat 10 to 20 minutes or until shrimp are pink and tender.
Serve over rice.