Louisiana bbq'd shrimp

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Ketchup
¼ teaspoon Hot pepper sauce
1 cup Water
1½ tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
½ cup Cider Vinegar
½ teaspoon Basil, ground
¾ cup Sugar
2 eaches Garlic, cloves, minced
½ cup Onion, minced
1 tablespoon Bacon fat
½ cup Celery, diced
5 pounds Shrimp, peeled and deveined
½ teaspoon Oregano, ground
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ cup Parsley, minced
Salt to taste
1 each Juice & rind of 1 Lemon

Combine all ingredients 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 barbecuing skewers. Barbecue, 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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