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You Won'T Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Pasta

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Ingredients
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon, once around the pan
  Extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon (For Swirling Once Around The Pan)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Shallots 2 , minced
  Vodka 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Canned crushed tomatoes 28 Ounce (1 Can)
  Canned tomatoes 28 Ounce, crushed (1 Can)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Coarse salt To Taste
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Penne rigate pasta 12 Ounce
  Fresh basil leaves 20 , shredded / torn
  Fresh basil leaves 20 , shredded or torn
  Crusty bread 4
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Put large pot of salted water on to boil.

MAKING
2. In a large skillet heated over moderate heat gently sauté garlic and shallots in oil and butter for 3 to 5 minutes to develop their sweetness.
3. Around the pan in 3 turns in a steady stream add vodka that equals about a cup.
4. Reducing vodka by half for 2 or 3 minutes, add chicken stock and tomatoes.
5. Bring the sauce to a bubble, reduce heat to simmer and season with salt and pepper.
6. In the pot containing salted boiling water cook pasta until al dente, a bit firm to the bite.
7. Into the vodka sauce stir cream return to a bubble and remove from heat.

SERVING
8. To serve drain pasta and toss hot pasta with sauce and basil leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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