Penne With Vodka Sauce

Cuisine : Italian
Calories : 500
Type : Vegetarian
Serving Size : 2
Course : Appetizer
Preparation Time : 30  Min

No Ingredient Quantity Measure Type
1 Penne pasta 1 Pound
2 Olive oil 1/2 Teaspoon
3 Brandy 1/2 Cup
4 Allspice berries 1 As required
5 Heavy cream 1/2 Cup
6 Tomato sauce 3 Cup
7 Parmesan cheese 1/2 Cup
8 Pepper 0 To taste
9 Salt and ground black pepper 0 To taste
10 Vodka 1 Cup
11 rosemary 1 Tablespoon

Recipe Details
Vodka gives this penne pasta recipe a subtle, but delicious taste you'll love. There are flavor compounds in tomatoes that can only be released if cooked with alcohol, and this vodka sauce is a great way to experience them. 

Cooking Instructions

Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the bacon and cook stirring until well-cooked, but not quite crisp. Drain excess fat, add the vodka to the pan of cooked bacon (be careful – it might flame-up), and bring to a simmer. Cook until the vodka reduces to a couple tablespoons. 
Add the rosemary, heavy cream and tomato sauce; and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes (add water as needed if the sauce begins to get too thick). Reduce heat to very low and stir in the cheese, hot pepper, salt and black pepper. 

Keep sauce warm over very low heat until pasta is ready. Boil pasta in salted water according to directions. Drain and toss with warm sauce. Serve immediately.

Garnishing Instructions
Garnish with sauce.

Serving Instructions
Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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