The "God I'm Good!" Pasta Sauce
Why I Love This Recipe
(note: I'm writing this from memory, so if it messes up and it's my fault, let me know and I'll pay for your take-out pizza that night!!) I don't even know where I got this recipe, or if it has an official name, but guaranteed you will taste this sweet concoction while bent over your stove and declare to the world "God I'm good!"
Ingredients You'll Need
2 shallots, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp margarine (+ or -)
Virgin Olive Oil (about a teaspoon)
1/2 cup of heavy cream
A can of crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
1 cup of vodka
1 cup of chicken stock (or vegetarian substitute in my case!)
Dry or fresh basil (equivalent to 20 leaves)
Heat up a large saucepan or skillet and add the butter, shallots, garlic and enough olive oil to go around the pan once. Saute for 3-5 minutes. Add vodka to the pan and cook 2-3 minutes to reduce the vodka by about 3/4-1/2. Mix in the chicken stock and can of tomatoes and cook until bubbly. Then reduce the heat to simmer and season with salt and pepper.
You have time to cook the pasta (I usually use linguine or penne rigato, but it's up to you!) and then do your side dishes while the sauce simmers.
Stir the cream into your sauce and then return it to a boil. Remove it from the heat and toss it with your hot pasta.
Then sit and pat yourself on the back for making one really, really good pasta sauce! :)