Penne Pasta in Vodka Sauce/ Belkys

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The Dish: Penne Pasta in Vodka Sauce

8 oz. dry penne pasta
2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 large shallot, minced (or a small onion)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 15 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
3 tbs. vodka
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbs. unsalted butter
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:

  • Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat. When it’s hot, add minced shallot and garlic until fragrant. Add vodka and stir until the vodka evaporates. Add the crushed tomatoes and stir.
  • Add with salt and pepper, then stir in the cream. Stir until the mixture is smooth and even.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer several minutes. Stir in butter and Parmesan cheese and continue to simmer until sauce is smooth and it thickens a bit.
  • Cook penne in a large pot according to directions. When it’s done, drain the water and add the cooked pasta to the sauce and toss until combined. If it’s too dry, add a bit of pasta water and blend in until you get the consistency that you like.
  • Garnish with a bit more Parmesan and enjoy!

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