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Mojito Marinade

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
Yield Makes about 1 cup, enough for up to 1 1/2 lbs. shrimp

Ingredients

  • 20 chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 thinly sliced shallot
  • 1/3 cup light rum
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

How to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, combine mint leaves, sugar, and shallot. Pound with a wooden spoon to crush coarsely.

  2. Whisk in rum, lime juice, oil, lime zest, and salt. Whisk until salt dissolves.