Louisiana Barbecued Shrimp

2013-01-06
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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

Method

Step 1

Combine all ingredients except shrimp.

Step 2

Cook, stirring frequently, for 35 to 50 minutes.

Step 3

Allow to cool.

Step 4

Refrigerate sauce 1 week to allow flavors to truly blend.

Step 5

Marinate shrimp in sauce a minimum of 1 hour.

Step 6

Arrange shrimp on skewers.

Step 7

Grill, basting every minute with left over sauce.

Step 8

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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