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Penne With Soju Cream Sauce

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A former ESL teacher from Chuncheon, South Korea, creates another East meets West pasta dish, this time drawing inspiration from Italy, Russia and Korea. This is a Koreafornian adaptation of Penne ala Vodka, replacing vodka with soju for a Korean kick.
Ingredients
  Penne pasta 1 Pound, cooked
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Shallots 3 Medium, finely chopped
  Soju 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato sauce/Tomato puree 15 Ounce
  Hot paprika/Pepper powder 2 Teaspoon
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Oregano/Basil 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon (for garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1. Heat butter in a sauce pan.
2. Once melted, add the onions and saute for 5 minutes.
3. Pour soju in it and allow the mixture to reduce by half for around 3 minutes.
4. Add the tomatoes,herbs, paprika, salt and pepper.
5. Pour the heavy cream and let it cook so as to get everything incorporated.
6. Use the hand mixer to blend the sauce and make it smooth.
7. Put the sauce in a bowl and mix the cooked pasta in it.

SERVING
8. Serve the pasta in a bowl and top with the sesame seeds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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