This Guy Really Cooks

I’m days away from releasing my debut novel and completing the third book in the series.  Between writing promotional material and a manuscript, there’s not a lot of original thoughts left in my head.  Please excuse me while I repost.  It’s kind of like re-gifting, but without the bows. 😉 This one’s from the Author’s In Bloom Blog Hop!  It was originally posted on my newly redesigned website Check it out when you get a chance.

In my soon to be released novel, GAME ON,  quarterback Shane Devlin is known as the Devil of the NFL.  But in the kitchen, he’s a devil with a saucepan. :) Throughout the book, he’s always cooking up something, from crepes to homemade salsa.  In an effort to charm his love interest, Carly March, he tempts her with a simple Shrimp Scampi.  (He admits to being a huge Food Network junkie so this recipe is borrowed from Tyler Florence.)   Of course, he follows it up with a luscious dessert that includes whipped cream, but we’ll keep the steam to the pasta here.

 Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

shrimp scampi

1 pound cooked linguini (you can also use angel hair pasta if you choose)
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, (the recipe says these are optional, but don’t leave them out!)
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves

In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper; add them to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan; set aside and keep warm. Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil. When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan along with the parsley and cooked pasta. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over a bit more olive oil and serve immediately.

Now, just find yourself a devilishly handsome guy and enjoy!

About Tracy Solheim

Best-selling author of the Out of Bounds series--sexy, contemporary sports romance novels. See what she's up to at

Posted on April 19, 2013, in Blog Posts. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I’ll see if I can get my devil to make this for me! Thanks for the recipe and good luck with the writing!

  2. Writing comes first and good luck with all you need to do.

  3. I’m thrilled your release date is almost here, Tracy. I’m looking forward to reading Game On. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  4. LOVE it!! And congratulations on the release. VERY exciting. 🙂

  5. Congrats on your debut!

    And I’ll take two plates of the shrimp scampi and pasta, please. 🙂

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