By Kozmic Blues on January 16, 2004
Photo by Kristiina
Photo by Kristiina
"This sauce is a modification of a pink vodka sauce that I made to go with the lobster ravioli for my family's Christmas Eve Dinner. I find that in alot of restaurants, the vodka sauce is quite a heavy and creamy. This is my creation to try and keep the sauce a little lighter, as well as compliment the lobster ravioli. I realize that lobster ravioli, at least for me, is quite a decadent treat. Please feel free to use this sauce for any pasta, as it goes quite well with them all."
Serving Size: 1 (235 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"After reading the reviews I thought that this would be a good recipe - but I was disappointed. I made my raviolis using wonton skins and they turned out very good, but the Tomato Vodka Sauce was very disapointing. The listing of the ingredients says 10 garlic cloved, peeled and crushed - that is what I did. Then later in the recipe it says to remove the garlic cloves - somehow I missed that when I first read the recipe. I took that to mean that the garlic should be put through a garlic press. I think the recipe meant to say "smashed" which I believe would be to take a knife smash the garlic - not crushed. So I found that the garlic was too much for me and I love garlic. The wonton skin Raviolis turned out great - not sure I would try to make the sauce again."
"Great recipe with a little tweaking. Made a good accompaniment to my jumbo lobster ravioli. Red pepper flakes add just the right spiciness."
"Just amazing!! I made this recipe for Valentine's Day -- it was a hit! Served it to my in-laws and they were very impressed! We will try this sauce soon over baked chicken or fish. Thank you for sharing this recipe with everyone to enjoy!!"
"I'm making it for the second time. Its great. I did change it a little though. I drained my tomatoes, and added a 1/2 cup cream instead of 1/4 Made alot! It was fine leftover the next day also."
"The sauce itself is good although I only put in half the amount of tomatoes. The recipe is confusing if you are not used to cooking. Nowhere does it say to add the cream (I added it step 9) and also the garlic is supposed to be crushed yet it says you can remove the garlic - how do you remove crushed garlic?? Also, the recipe calls to simmer for 6 minutes until the ravioli is done, yet you don't actually put the ravioli in until two steps after that, after simmering is done. The taste is good but the recipe needs to be rewritten."
"This was a big hit at Xmas Eve. It was both elegant and tasted wonderful. I found the lobster ravioli at Sams."
"Just made this delicious sauce tonight! And what a treat it was! I made some fresh crab ravioli's (won-ton's filled with a mixture of ricotta cheese, the crab, fresh basil, all pinched together using a egg wash and making into a triangle) but needed a wonderful, light sauce to compliment this and it did perfectly. I followed this exactly, except used my own frozen tomatoes from the summer harvest, and halved the garlic, as I also halved the recipe easily. The fresh basil really sprang to the top with freshness and such goodness that I could of taken the pot and eaten it with a spoon. Oh yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this and was just perfect for us!"
"Fantastic Sauce! I added the cream at Stage 11 also, and the result was brilliant with lobster ravioli!"
"mmm very good! lobster raviolis are very heavy and u need a light saunce for them, this is perfect!"
"This sauce definetly could go with any pasta dish. It's so easy to make, it's perfect for a weeknight dinner. I served this with lobster ravioli and it was a hit, thank you!"
"Made the sauce only to go over a chicken filled ravioli dish. We thought the sauce was delicious, easy and light. As suggested, dont be afraid to go heavy on the hot red pepper flakes. They were very nice in this recipe. Although the posted recipe calls for cream, it did not say when to add it, so I added it in step 11, when I added the basil. I think this is a versatile sauce that I will make again in the future to compliment a number of pasta dishes. Thanks for posting."
"Easy and Great flavor."
"This was spectacular! I cut the recipe down to to 2 servings...we ate every single bit and wanted more. I still have some sauce left over, so it's back to the store today for more lobster cheese ravioli. This is definitely a keeper."
"This is great! I'm a basil fan - but in this recipe more is not better. I stuck to the recipe (as written) and made homemade ravioli with bit of ricotta. Gourmet and fantastic!"
"This sauce is delicious... i've made it twice already. the only change--i put the garlic through a press before adding it to the sauce. definitely not too overpowering a taste. thanks!"
"this makes a quick dinner with a light sauce. i served this with the lobster ravioli but also made cheese ravioli for the kids. the sauce comes out smooth because of the processor, good idea to save cooking time."