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Cabo Wabo Shrimp

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Lime Marinated Shrimp

Serves 4 to 5

1 pound Shrimp (26/30 per pound), peeled and deveined (larger shrimp also work great!)
1 cup fresh lime juice
2 ounces Cabo Wabo tequila or Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Serrano chilies, stemmed, seeded, and chopped finely
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cilantro, rinsed, de-stemmed and chopped finely
1/2 cup parsley, rinsed, de-stemmed and chopped finely
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup water
1 cup olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1.Place shrimp in suitably sized mixing bowl and refrigerate.
2.Add remaining ingredients, except olive oil and salt, to another mixing bowl.
3.Slowly whisk olive oil into above ingredients.
4.Season with salt.
5.Pour marinade over shrimp one hour before grilling.  Remove and drain five minutes before grilling.
6.Make sure barbecue is clean and hot.  Place shrimp on barbecue and cook approximately two minutes on each side.
7.Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and serve immediately.

This marinade is also delicious on chicken.  Marinate skinless, boneless breasts, sauté in a little Canola oil to brown, then finish for 15 minutes in a 3500 oven.  

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