Originally posted January 06, 2012

vodka marinara sauce

vodka marinara sauce by joanie

What a simple, tasty, and interesting sauce. Right after I added the vodka, I tasted it and worried about the strong alcohol flavor. By the end of it, the flavors were more subtle and integrated. So good! And the cream mades the sauce turn a bright orange color, which is slightly alarming. Taste-wise, however, the cream gave the sauce a nice finish.

I recommend serving this sauce with meatballs:
http://www.cookooree.com/u/joanie/recipes/italian-meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 glove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 28 oz can ground peeled tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
4 servings

Directions

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add garlic and onion. Cook until fragrant and transparent. Add tomatoes and bring to a vigorous simmer. Reduce heat to a mild simmer, and let simmer until thick (about 20 minutes), stirring occasionally.

Add butter. Stir until melted and well-integrated. Add vodka. Continue to simmer until thick (about 20 minutes), stirring occasionally.

Add heavy cream and mix well. Add pasta, garnish, and serve immediately.

45 minutes

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