We have been making this in my family for many years. Although it is called BBQ shrimp, there is NO barbecue sauce, only butter and pepper. The recipe originally came from a New Orleans cookbook that my mom had when I was a kid. (I don't know what the name of it was) We have served this at many "get togethers" with family and friends and everyone loves it and looks forward to it! The amount of pepper sounds a little crazy, but you must try it.... this recipe really is AWESOME! And the sauce is great for dipping toasted french bread, boiled red potatoes, and corn on the cob!