Wednesday, November 09, 2005

What's Cooking Tonight

So I got suckered into having the missionaries over... and am not really creative tonight... but this recipe I got from a friend a long time ago.

Penne with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce
From All Recipes

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
¾ teaspoon salt
1 pound penne pasta, cooked and drained
2 tablespoons vodka
½ cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 (3.5 ounce) links sweet Italian sausage

1. In large skillet, heat oil over moderate heat. Remove casing from sausage and add to skillet. Cook, breaking up the meat, until brown. Add garlic and red pepper and cook, stirring until garlic is golden brown.
2. Add tomatoes and salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
3. Add vodka and cream and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and add pasta, toss for 1 minute. Stir in fresh parsley and serve.

Note to self: I play with the pasta recipe a lot. I added asparagus instead of peppers for color and I can’t justify buying an absolute vodka bottle for just 2 tablespoons. ;-) Oh, and I usually buy the sausage that’s already cooked so it’s one less thing for me to do. You can substitute whatever meat you want – the key is the tomato sauce and cream…


Kerri said...

Did the missionaries know about the vodka?

Queen Scarlett said...

They were too busy downing jello notice. And then there was the tequila contest... so yeah, they were kind of... zoning. ;-)