Spicy BBQ Shrimp

by Brian Goff
(Vernon, CT, USA)

This what the shrimp looks like cooked.

This what the shrimp looks like cooked.

Brian's Spicy BBQ Shrimp

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: Serves 6


* 1/2 cup butter or margarine (Butter is BEST!!)
* 3/4 cup bottled hickory-flavored BBQ sauce (or your own creation!)
* 2 Tbs lemon juice
* 2 pounds UNSHELLED medium to large shrimp
* 1/2 cup dry sherry
* Cayenne pepper (As much as you can stand)
* Black pepper (As much as you can stand)
* Garlic powder (As much as you can stand)


Turn on broiler and melt butter in a 13x9-inch broiler pan, or other broiler-proof dish.

Remove pan from oven and stir in BBQ sauce and lemon juice.

Add shrimp and toss to coat.

Spread out in pan.

Sprinkle cayenne pepper, black pepper and garlic powder GENEROUSLY over the shrimp, remembering that shell is on the shrimp and not all seasoning will be absorbed!

Broil shrimp five inches from the heat source for four minutes.

Turn shrimp, add sherry and broil for four minutes longer.

Let stand for a few minutes to absorb the spices.

Makes 4-6 servings, depending on your "hearty" appetite.

I serve it with boiled potatoes in butter and parsley and some other veggie, depending on the season.

Comments for Spicy BBQ Shrimp

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Great shrimp recipe!
by: Stuart M.

I agree with Roger about the jumbo shrimps. Loved the recipe as well.

Shrimp BBQ
by: roger edison

Like the Recipe as we also cook shrimp. However, I like to remove more shell leaving only the tail so that others can enjoy Jumbo Shrimp without having to peel-em. However, smaller shrimp cooked to enjoy being peeled as you go is a different story. Just not on those we BBQ or Grill.

Click here to add your own comments