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Penne With Smoked Salmon

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  Dry pasta 12 Ounce (Small Tube Shaped, Such As Penne, Mostaccioli, Or Ziti)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Shallot 1 Small, thinly sliced
  Pear roma tomato 6 Ounce, peeled, seeded, and chopped (4 Small Sized)
  Whipping cream 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Ground nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Chopped fresh dill/1/2 teaspoon dry dill weed 2 Tablespoon
  Vodka 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sliced smoked salmon/Sliced smoked lox 6 Ounce, cut into bite-size strips
  Ground white pepper To Taste
  Fresh dill sprigs 1

In a 6- to 8-quart pan, cook pasta in 4 quarts boiling water just until tender to bite (10 to 12 minutes); or cook according to package directions.
Drain well.
While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a wide frying pan over medium-low heat.
Add shallot and cook, stirring often, until soft but not brown (about 3 minutes).
Stir in chopped tomatoes, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add cream, nutmeg, chopped dill, and vodka.
Increase heat to high and bring to a full boil; boil for 1 minute.
Add pasta to sauce and mix lightly, using 2 spoons, until pasta is well coated.
Remove from heat, add salmon, and mix lightly.
Season to taste with white pepper and garnish with dill sprigs.

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Penne With Smoked Salmon Recipe