Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ala Vodka Sauce

I LOVE penne ala vodka! Use this sauce over cooked spaghetti squash, zucchini ribbons, or if you use Dreamfields pasta use it over penne! Pour it over fish or chicken and bake it.

Ala Vodka Sauce - Level 1

1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 26 or 29 oz jar marinara or tomato pasta sauce
1/4 cup salsa
1 cup vodka

Measure out the 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 cup grated parmesan. Set aside while you start making the sauce so it comes to room temperature.

Pour the pasta sauce, salsa, and vodka into your blender. Blend until smooth.

In a heavy large skillet bring the red sauce mixture to a boil over medium high heat. As soon as it comes to a boil reduce to medium low/low. Let it simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often.

Stir the 1/2 cup cream into the sauce. Let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, then stir in the parmesan cheese. Stir until the parmesan cheese is completely mixed in and melted.

Use while warm. This also freezes well.


****I have to put a plug in here for Flora brand pasta sauce. I don't know if it is regional or available everywhere, but this stuff is just like homemade. It does cost a little bit more, but not as much as those really expensive jars. And it comes in a 29 oz jar vs a 26 oz jar the regular brands come in.


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