Monday, December 29, 2008

Pasta alla Vodka

  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 to 1 cup vodka
  • 1 can tomato puree
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, being careful not to overcook.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and butter.
  3. When butter is melted, add in chopped onions and garlic. Stir and allow to cook for two minutes.
  4. Pour in vodka. Stir and cook for three minutes.
  5. Add in tomato puree and stir.
  6. Reduce heat to low and stir in cream. Allow to simmer, being careful not to overheat.
  7. Stir in red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta water in case sauce is too thick.
  9. Add cooked pasta to the sauce, tossing to combine. Splash in a little water if it needs it.
  10. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  11. Pour mixture into large serving bowl.

Found On: The Pioneer Woman Cooks!