Romance Cooks

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini–Jessica E. Subject

The recipe I’m sharing is one of three mentioned in my upcoming release, Alien Adoration. Luke hopes Rachel will find it romantic to make a meal together, but things don’t go as he planned.

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Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

1 pound linguini

4 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

2 shallots, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

Pinch red pepper flakes, optional

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

½ cup dry white wine

Juice of 1 lemon

¼ cup finely chopped parsley leaves

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add a couple tablespoons of salt then the linguini. When water returns to boil, cook for 6 to 8 minutes.

In a large skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter in 2 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes for 3-4 minutes. Season shrimp with salt and pepper then add them to the pan. Cook until shrimp is pink (2-3 minutes). Once cooked, remove shrimp from pan and set aside, keeping them warm. Add wine and lemon juice to pan and bring to boil. Add 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp oil. When butter has melted, add in cooked shrimp, parsley, and cooked linguini. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over a little olive oil and serve.

Alien Adoration


Erotic dreams fill her with need…

Night after night, Rachel fantasizes about her sexy, playboy neighbor. But in her small town, no one changes, least of all the bad boy next door. But when Luke rescues her not once but twice from disastrous dates, she dares to believe her knight in black leather armor may be the right man for her after all. 

Until she learns the truth…

Life on Earth has never been easy for Luke. Stranded as a little boy, he struggled to craft an existence for himself, but he never forgot the first human he met–and he never stopped wanting to see her again. Returning to Hanton, Luke longs for Rachel. Yet, nothing goes as he plans, and Rachel barely notices him. Convincing her he isn’t like all the jerks she’s dated means telling her the truth, but can she handle it?

Can she overcome her fears, or will she deny her alien adoration and leave him stranded once more?

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