Tomatoes simmered with garlic, basil, vodka and cream and tossed with penne.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 1 pound penne pasta
- 1 pint heavy cream
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook garlic in olive oil until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, breaking up a bit with fork. Stir in basil, salt and pepper and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in vodka and cook 15 minutes more.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Stir cream into sauce and cook 10 minutes more. Toss with hot pasta.