Louisiana BBQ'd Shrimp

Course : BBQ
Serves: 10
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Ingredients:

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

Preparation / Directions:

Combine all except shrimp. Cook, stirring frequently 35-50 minutes. Allow to cool. Refrigerate sauce 1 week to allow flavors to truly blend. Marinate shrimp in sauce a minimum of 1 hour. Arrange shrimp on barbequing skewers. Barbeque, basting every minute with left over 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.


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