Penne in Vodka Sauce

By lazyme on July 31, 2006

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Ingredients

    1. 2 dried red peppers
    2. 3/4 cup vodka
    3. 2 2/3 cups whipping cream
    4. 10 tablespoons butter
    5. 6 ounces tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
    6. 1 lb penne
    7. 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
    8. 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
    9. pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Soak red peppers in vodka for 24 hours.
  2. Combine cream, butter and tomatoes in heavy large saucepan. Simmer until reduced by 1/3, about 12 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and add to sauce. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Discard red peppers, and add vodka to pasta.
  4. Simmer until sauce thickens, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes. Mix in 3/4 cup Parmesan and parsley.
  5. Serve immediately, passing additional Parmesan and pepper separately.