Thursday, October 14, 2010

My first Penne a la Vodka

After researching and googling penne vodka recipes after one another and talking to my friends about how to make a yummy vodka sauce, I jumbled everything together and made my own and came out really good. I actually stood at my stove, and said "Wow, I did pretty good!"  hehe..see below for how I made mine. I think next time I'm going to add crab meat to this concoction!

(3) tablespoons of EVOO
(1) Small onion diced
1 (28oz) can of crushed tomatoes
(3) cloves garlic
pinch of red pepper flakes (pends on your spice level)
1 pint heavy cream
1 cup vodka
Penne pasta
Salt and pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese

  1.         Take a medium sauce pan (this sauce makes a lot, so medium size or bigger) and heat oil on medium heat, add onions and sauté for 5-6 minutes until see through, then add garlic for 1-2 minutes
  2.          Add can of crushed tomatoes, add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to your tasting, and simmer for 15 minutes
  3.          Stir in Vodka and cook 15 minutes more
  4.          Bring large pot of salted water to a boil and add pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al dente; drain; put back in pot
  5.          Stir cream into sauce and cook 10 minutes more
  6.          Pour sauce over pasta to well coat and then serve and top with grated parmesan cheese
I also made a few chicken cutlets just to add for Ant, but that's an entirely different day for posting!

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