Penne in Vodka Cream Sauce
4 ~ 12 oz packages of penne rigatoni
2 T. butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 shallot, diced
1 small bulb of garlic, diced
1 cup vodka
3 ~ 28oz cans of crushed tomatoes
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 handful of chopped fresh basil
~Put on a large pot of water to boil.
~ In a large skillet, melt butter and add olive oil over medium heat. Saute shallots till tender. Add garlic and saute a few more minutes. Add vodka. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, till reduced about half. Add canned tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.
~ salt boiling water then add pasta. stir occasionally and cook till al dente.
~~ Right before pasta is done, add cream to tomato sauce mix.
Stir well then add the cheese and basil. Simmer a few more minutes.
~~ Drain pasta really well. Add to sauce and stir well.
~~ Season with more freshly ground pepper.
***This served 12 people....with room for seconds and thirds.***