You Won’t Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Pasta

You Won’t Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Pasta

You Won’t Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Pasta

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can (or 32 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 16 ounces pasta, such as penne rigate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 20 leaves fresh basil, shredded or torn

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat a large skillet over moderate heat. Add oil, butter, garlic, and shallots.
  2. Gently sauté shallots for 3 to 5 minutes to develop their sweetness. Add vodka to the pan, 3 turns around the pan in a steady stream will equal about 1 cup.
  3. Reduce vodka by half, this will take 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Add chicken stock and tomatoes then bring the sauce to a bubble and reduce heat to simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.
  6. Return to the sauce and stir in heavy cream. When the sauce returns to a bubble, remove it from heat.
  7. Toss the hot pasta with sauce and basil leaves.

Recipe Source: Rachael Ray, courtesy of foodnetwork.com

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