Monday, February 11, 2013

easy vodka sauce

Vodka sauce is actually super simple, it is ready in about an hour with minimal effort, and can be spiced up with some add-ins. To make it more filling I added some chicken and peas, but you can add in anything really, from pancetta to mushrooms to anything you like in your pasta.

Ingredients (for 2):
3 shallots, minced
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup vodka
56 oz crushed tomatoes
2 cups heavy cream 
1/2 lb penne

1. In a skillet over med heat, saute shallots in butter with a sprinkle of salt & pepper for 4 minutes or until soft and beginning to brown.

2. Add vodka and let simmer for 7 minutes, until almost all the way evaporated.

3. Add tomatoes, stir, cover & simmer for 30 minutes.

4. Uncover, stir, and add in heavy cream. Stir, cover, and let simmer for another 30 minutes.

5. At this time, prep any add-ins you may have. I chopped up some chicken, sauteed them with some tomatoes, and added in after the timer went off along with some steamed peas.

6. Cook pasta, reserve 1/4 cup of pasta-water, and add to pan.  Stir to coat & serve warm.
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1 comment:

  1. Love this! The sauce looks great...