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Penne ala Vodka


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As far as we know, everybody loves penne ala vodka! It's creamy, rich and just melts in your mouth like any good food should.

So, here's our take on the classic Italian pasta dish!

What you'll need:
-1/2 lb penne pasta
-2-3 tbsp. olive oil
-1 small can pureed tomatoes (10-12 oz.)
-1 full tomato, chopped fine
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1/4 cup vodka
-1/3 cup heavy cream
-4 sliced prosciutto
-10 basil leaves; 8 minced, 2 sliced fine
-2 sprigs oregano, minced
-3 sprigs parsley minced
-2 pinches shaved parmesan cheese
-salt and pepper to taste

What to do:
Prepare sauce first by heating 1 tbsp. olive oil in a  medium sauce pan over medium-low heat. Add pureed tomatoes, garlic, 8 minced basil leaves, oregano and parsley. Heat for about 5 minutes or until bubbling.

In a frying pan over medium-high heat, drizzle olive oil and fry each side of prosciutto for 30-60 seconds. Chop into small pieces.

Turn saucepan to low heat. Add tomato, vodka, cream and prosciutto. Continue to heat, stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to your liking.

Meanwhile, boil pasta in water and 1 tbsp, olive oil. Cook until al dente and strain. Add to sauce. Mix.

Pour into two pasta bowls. Garnish with remaining basil and shaved parmesan. Enjoy!

Comment (1)

Totally drooling now! I looove penne ala vodka! I definitely have to try making some soon :)

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