This recipe is another one of the pasta dishes that you should have in your arsenal since its easy and quite enjoyable. Obviously, there is vodka in this, but some of it cooks off (not all of it though!). Vodka is mostly tasteless and brings out a lot of flavour in the tomatoes.
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons garlic-infused oil
- 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes or 3 cups finely chopped fresh tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 pounds penne rigate
- ½ cup vodka
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place a large sauté pan over medium-low heat, and add onion, oil and a sprinkling of salt. Sauté onion until soft and beginning to caramelize, about 10 minutes.
Add tomatoes and their juices, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Add heavy cream, and remove from heat.
Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain pasta and return to cooking pot. Add vodka, butter and salt to taste. Gently mix penne until butter is melted. Add tomato mixture, and mix until pasta is coated.
To serve, transfer pasta and sauce to a large warmed bowl. Pass Parmesan cheese for guests to serve themselves.