The Best Alla Vodka

The Best Alla Vodka

harry udell

The Best Alla Vodka Sauce


This recipe I have been making since I was a child.  Everyone raves about it and everyone talks about it years later.  You start with a large sauce pan that you get hot and add olive oil to coat the pan.  Then saute 4 chopped garlic cloves and cook till golden in color. Have a 1/4 cup of vodka that you will pour in and you have to light it on fire so that it cooks off the alcohol.  Be careful because the flames can get high. What I do at this point is I take the pan off the flame and swirl it around until all the flames dissipate. Once the flames are gone add a pint of heavy whipping cream.  Season with salt and pepper and let the heavy cream cook down to half.  Now add 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese, I prefer to use Locatelli.  Stir until the cheese is incorporated, and add 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped basil.  Now to finish the sauce, you have to add some simple tomato sauce.  Add a cup at a time and stir until you get the proper color that you are looking for, which is a Nice orangey pinkish color. Now just mix in your favorite pasta and indulge!

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