Vodka Tomato Sauce
This sauce is great over almost any type of pasta. It is quick and simple to make, yet elegant enough for a dinner party. Try it over fresh tagliatelle, or on delicate stuffed seafood pasta.
by Deborah Mele
1/4 Cup Vodka
1 1/2 Cups Prepared Tomato Sauce (See 5 Minute Tomato Sauce Recipe)
1/2 Teaspoon Thyme
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
3 Tablespoons Onion, Finely Chopped
1 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
1 Pound Penne Pasta (or Pasta of Choice)
While the pasta is cooking, saute the onions in the oil. Add the vodka and reduce by half. Add the tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Check the seasonings and add salt & pepper if needed. Slowly start adding cream until you have reached the desired consistency. Generally 1/4 to 1/2 a cup is adequate. When the pasta has finished cooking, drain the pasta and top with the sauce. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve piping hot.