Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka

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About this recipe: Not completely authentic, but it's a simple recipe and delicious nonetheless. A generous measure of vodka is cooked down with prosciutto and vegetables. Tomatoes and cream are added to make a rich sauce for pasta.

Joelene Craver

Serves: 6 

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) olive oil
  • 125g thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 200ml (3/4 cup) vodka
  • 700g Italian passata
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • handful chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
  • 300ml (2/3 cup) whipping cream
  • 500g penne pasta

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery and garlic and cook until soft. Add prosciutto and vodka. Simmer until almost all liquid has evaporated.
  2. Add passata, herbs and chillies and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in cream and heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain. Toss penne with sauce and serve immediately.

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