"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Penne alla Vodka Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, May 6, 2008


3 Tbsp. butter
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 c. thinly sliced prosciutto
1 (28 ounce) can whole tomato, drained and chopped
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. vodka
salt and pepper
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb. penne pasta
3/4 c. freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese

In a wide pot big enough to hold all the pasta and sauce, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook until golden brown. Stir in the proscuitto and cook for a minute or two. Add the tomatoes, crushed pepper, pepper and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the cream and cook for 2 minutes stirring alot. Add the vodka and cook until it no longer smells strongly of vodka (about 3-5 minutes). Cook the pasta as directed on box but al dente. Add the pasta to the pot with the sauce and mix until it is all coated over the pasta.
Toss with the cheese and serve immediately.




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