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Pasta with a Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce

This is a simple recipe to make when you want something quick and delicious or if you are encouraging the children to cook in the holidays.

I definitely keep a jar of ready-made sauce in my pantry cupboard, we all have those days when you just need a quick meal on the table. But every time I make this sauce instead of opening a jar, I vow I won’t buy another jar of tomato sauce again. But I usually do, due to promotion on my favourite organic brand.

The sauce can be made alongside the boiling pasta, by combining the vodka, chilli and tomato into a cream sauce.

The cream coats the pasta without making it too creamy. You can substitute the cream for a non-dairy alternative for vegans. It’s not a looker but a tasty, quick mid-week meal.

Pasta with a Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce
 
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This is a lovely easy to make a pasta sauce made in minutes. Pasta with a Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce can be served plain or add leftover roasted meats or seafood.
Marissa:
Recipe type: Sauces & Dressings
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed chilli flakes or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 5½ Tablespoons vodka
  • 3½ Tablespoons tomato paste (ideally organic)
  • 300ml double cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pasta of your choice
  • Optional:
  • Add cooked chicken, pork or prawns
  • Add freshly chopped herbs eg basil, parsley, coriander
  • For a crowd serve with garlic bread and a glass of white wine or a shot of vodka.
Method
  1. Cook the pasta while you make this sauce.
  2. Sauce
  3. Add the olive oil to a small pot then add the chilli and the garlic and allow the flavours to infuse the oil for a minute on low.
  4. Add the tomato paste and stir for about 15 seconds stirring continuously.
  5. Pour in the vodka stir well and simmer for another minute.
  6. Then add the cream, season with salt and pepper and allow the cream to heat through for 5 minutes, on a gentle simmer or as long as it takes to cook your pasta.
  7. When the pasta is ready, drain and add the pasta to the sauce and stir.
  8. You can add meat, vegetables or prawns to the pasta or enjoy as it is.
  9. For a crowd serve with garlic bread and a glass of white wine or a shot of vodka.
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