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Grilled Island Rum Shrimp

I love good rum. Mount Gay Eclipse is my favorite.  This is one of the few uses I can justify for good rum other than a tall Rum & Coke.

24 jumbo shrimp (peeled & deveined)
2 Tbl olive oil
3 Tbl minced fresh ginger
2 Tbl minced garlic
2 Tbl finely sliced green onions
2 Tbl butter
2 Tbl sugar
1 cup Mount Gay Eclipse, Appleton's Gold, Old New Orleans, or any fine rum
1 Tbl dried orange peel
1 cup orange juice

Coat the shrimp with the olive oil and cook them on a very hot grill until just done. The grill should be hot enough to leave grill marks on the shrimp. Set the shrimp off to the side. In a non-stick frying pan, sauté' the ginger, garlic, orange peel, and green onions in the butter. Add the sugar and cook until it caramelizes. Add the orange juice. When it starts to bubble, add the rum. Be careful the rum doesn't flame up if you are cooking on a gas stove. Cook it until the liquid is reduced by about one half. Stir in the shrimp just long enough to reheat them. Serve.