Vodka Cream Pasta

Vodka Cream Pasta

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, once around the pan in a slow stream

  • 1

    tablespoon butter

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 2

    shallots, minced

  • 1

    cup vodka

  • ½

    cup chicken stock

  • 1

    can crushed tomatoes (32 ounces)

  • Coarse salt and pepper

  • 16

    ounces pasta, such as penne rigate

  • ½

    cup heavy cream

  • 20

    leaves fresh basil, shredded or torn

  • Crusty bread, for passing

Directions

* Heat a large skillet over moderate heat. * Add oil, butter, garlic, and shallots. * Gently saute shallots for 3 to 5 minutes to develop their sweetness. * Add vodka to the pan. * Reduce vodka by half, this will take 2 or 3 minutes. * Add chicken stock and tomatoes. * Bring sauce to a bubble and reduce heat to simmer. * Season with salt and pepper. *********************************************************************** * While sauce simmers, cook pasta in salted boiling water until cooked to al dente (with a bite to it). * While pasta cooks, prepare a salad or other side dishes. *********************************************************************** * Stir cream into sauce. * When sauce returns to a bubble, remove it from heat. * Drain pasta. * Toss hot pasta with sauce and basil leaves. * Pass pasta with crusty bread.


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