Vodka Sauce by Shakerpenguin

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Submitted by shakerpenguin Uploaded by madaslue

SO. Inspired by the vodka sauce thread, and the couple recipes posted there (thanks squirrellypoo), I decided to make pasta tonight.


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  • Tomatoes, crushed or puree. I also added a drained can of diced, for texture.
  • Vodka!
  • Half and half or cream
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Fresh Basil
  • Pepper Flakes
  • Mushrooms (not pictured, they were hiding in my fridge!)
  • Salt, Pepper
  • Parmesan


Chop your onion, mushrooms, and garlic if you're not using a press or something. Brown the onion for a minute or two, then add the mushrooms and garlic, and brown over high heat (I also used the same pan as the chicken, for extra yummy fond)

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Add the can(s) of tomatoes, some red pepper flakes, oregano, salt and pepper.

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Cook that puppy for a while, so it reduces a good amount. You'll be adding a lot more liquid in the vodka and cream at the end, so you'll want it thick. Your pasta water should be boiling by now too, so cook that stuff!

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Add about a half to 3/4 of a cup of vodka. Cook for at least 5 minutes over medium heat. Add about a cup of whichever dairy product you choose to use, and simmer gently for another few minutes till it's all together and yummy. (chicken pictured from original recipe)

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Chop or tear your basil, and add at the last minute, just to wilt it. MMM, basil.

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MONEY SHOT (sorry no money shots of the happy fucking couple)

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