Enzo's Penne a la Vodka

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SERVES: 2
YIELD: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Saute onions in butter and olive oil until transparent. Add shredded
  • or pureed tomatoes with juice. Cook over medium heat 20 to 25 minutes or until all liquid content is reduced.
  • Meanwhile in separate saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions, drain very well and set aside. When tomato sauce is ready, stir in heavy cream.
  • Bring to a near boil, reduce heat and cook 2 to 3 minutes until cream and tomatoes are well blended.
  • Stir in sauce and pepper vodka, mix, stir in hot cooked penne pasta.
  • Stir together to blend.
  • Liberally sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. -Rosalind Beck CHEF'S NOTES: Pepper vodka is a commercial item available at many liquor stores, but chef Enzo Perlini prefers the flavor of a homemade version: stir 1/4 tsp.
  • red crushed pepper in 4 Tbsp Vodka.
  • Marinate 3 hours or overnight. Using coffee filter or fine cloth napkin, allow peppered vodka to filter 3 hours.
  • Remove and discard filter and set peppered vodka concentrate aside. Penne is large straight tubes of macaroni cut on the diagonal.
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