Penne with vodka sauce
One of the most iconic recipes from the 80s, penne with vodka sauce was created in Italy mixing some typical ingredients with the exotic flavor of vodka. You will love it!
Servings: 4 people
- 400 gr penne rigate "rigate" means ridged
- half onion
- 100 ml vodka my favorite: moskovskaya
- 250 ml fresh milk cream
- 200 gr smoked bacon
- 400 gr peeled tomatoes tomato sauce can be an alternative
- q.s. salt
- q.s. extra virgin olive oil
Start cutting the onion in slices and browning it in the pan, with the extra virgin olive oil.
When the onion is brown, add the diced bacon and make it gently fry.
Pour the vodka and rise the heat until it evaporates.
Add the tomato sauce (or peeled tomatoes), a pinch of salt and let it cook at low heat for about 20 minutes. Keep the pan covered.
Add the fresh milk cream and let the sauce gently cook for a couple of minutes. Pay attention not to dry it.
In the meanwhile you should have cooked the penne in salted water. Remove them from water when "al dente" and pour them into the pan. Mix the penne with the sauce for about one minute, with medium-high heat, until it's creamy. Now it's ready!