Monday, April 23, 2012

What's For Dinner? Rachael Ray's "You Won’t Be Single For Long" Vodka Cream Pasta

Photo and recipe credit Dr. Oz

The name alone has me intrigued....

Rachael Ray's "You Won’t Be Single For Long" Vodka Cream Pasta - 4 servings

Ingredients

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, once around the pan in a slow stream
1 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 shallots, minced
1 cup vodka
1 cup chicken stock
1 32 oz can crushed tomatoes
Coarse salt and pepper
16 oz pasta, such as penne rigate
1/2 cup heavy cream
20 leaves fresh basil, shredded or torn
Crusty bread, for passing

Directions

Heat a large skillet over moderate heat. Add the extra virgin olive oil, butter, garlic and shallots. Gently saut̩ the shallots for 3-5 minutes to develop their sweetness. Add the vodka to the pan Рthree turns around the pan in a steady stream will equal about 1 cup. Reduce the vodka by half, about 2 or 3 minutes. Add the chicken stock and the tomatoes. Bring sauce to a bubble and reduce heat to simmer. Season with salt and pepper.

While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta in salted boiling water until cooked to al dente (with a bite to it). While the pasta cooks, prepare your salad or other side dishes.

Stir the cream into the sauce. When the sauce returns to a bubble, remove it from the heat. Drain the pasta. Toss the hot pasta with the sauce and the basil leaves. Pass the pasta with crusty bread.

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