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Penne with Vodka Tomato Sauce Recipe

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This recipe for Penne with Vodka Tomato Sauce, by , is from The Donovan Family Online Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Added: Friday, October 19, 2007


2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup finely chopped shallots
1/4 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
1cup vodka
1 1/2 cup whipping cream
1 28 ounce can crushed tomato
1 box penne
4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
1 cup grated Asiago cheese
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil

Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and crushed red pepper; saute until shallots are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add vodka and ignite with long match. Simmer until flames subside, shaking pan occasionally,about 2 minutes. Increase heat to high, add cream and boil until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, boil until sauce thickens and coats back of spoon, about 2 minutes.
Cook pasta in pot of boiling water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain; reserve 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
Bring sauce to simmer. Add pasta, prosciutto, 1/3 cup cheese, parsley and basil to skillet and toss to coat. Add reserved pasta cooking liquid if mixture is too dry. Season to taste with pepper.
Transfer to large bowl. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup cheese and serve.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I frequently substitute a fair amount of shrimp for the prosciutto and pass additional crushed red pepper and a little Parmesan.




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