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Louisiana Barbecued Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 5 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except shrimp. Cook, stirring frequently, for 35 to 50 minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. Refrigerate sauce 1 week to allow flavors to truly blend.
  3. Marinate shrimp in sauce for a minimum of 1 hour.
  4. Arrange shrimp on skewers. Grill, basting every minute with leftover sauce. Should be done in about 5 minutes. Shrimp are done when the flesh turns from pink to white. Do not overcook! Overcooked shrimp are tough and chewy.

Yield: 10 servings


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