Garlicky BBQ Shrimp

These shrimp never touched a barbecue grill!

And, 12 cloves of garlic may sound like a lot of garlic, because it is a lot of garlic, but cooking mellows its bite, leaving a pleasing taste.  

You might want to use butter instead of Promise Activ Spread.  If you’re not acquainted with Promise Activ spread, you’re in for a surprise as it has a good butter flavor for cooking and baking with a smooth texture; plus, it’s recommended by the American Heart Association and Mayo Clinic, as it’s low in saturated fat and helps maintain a healthy heart.
Back to this dish, you’ll just have to try it to see how delicious it is!  It’s a keeper!!!

Garlicky BBQ Shrimp 


1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ cup Promise Activ Light Spread
12 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
½ teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper


In large skillet, combine light spread, garlic and thyme.
Cook and stir over medium heat until melted.
In medium bowl, combine sherry, paprika, Worcestershire, salt and pepper.
Add shrimp, tossing gently to coat.
Add shrimp to skillet, cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque.
Serve with French bread to sop the juice


Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes!


  1. OMY Pam the shrimps look amazing!!! I love this! xo

  2. Gorgeous spices - the shrimp sound delicious!
    Mary x

  3. I love this recipe! You can never have too much garlic for me!

  4. Pam...Love garlic and we love shrimp. That is one beautiful platter of food! Thanks for the recipe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. Shrimp and garlic are fabulous together and add sherry...ooh, la, la.

  6. Perfect.... I just got some shrimp and have been wondering what new yummy thing I could make. this is it. Pinned!

  7. This sounds delicious. I don't think there is such a thing as too much garlic. At least the two of us won't have to worry about keeping vampires away!!


  8. This sounds great! I love garlicky shrimp!

  9. Looks very good Pam and, as you suggested, sopping bread would be a must.

  10. This looks delicious! More garlic for me! I could finish the whole plate, just love shrimps!

  11. Nothing wrong with that much garlic! This sounds so good!

  12. I adore garlic, Pam, so twelve cloves sounds perfect! This look so good! Thank you for sharing!

  13. The more garlic, the better for me! Yum!

  14. I really like the idea of dipping crusty bread in the sauce. Yum!

  15. I think shrimp and garlic are a marriage made in heaven and in my book you can't have too much garlic. This recipe looks delicious!

    Bill @


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