Create a very special dinner for two with smoked salmon sauteed in butter and onion, simmered in vodka, then finished with a cream and tomato sauce flavored with fresh nutmeg and flakes of hot pepper. Serve over pasta, by candlelight of course.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon finely diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced smoked salmon
- 2 fluid ounces vodka
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tablespoon cayenne pepper
In a large saucepan saute butter and onion with smoked salmon. Once the pan begins to lightly smoke, pull saucepan away from heat source and add the Vodka.
When the Vodka has burned off, return the sauce to heat source and mix in the tomatoes, tomato sauce and heavy cream.
Season sauce with salt, pepper, nutmeg, and chile pepper. Reduce sauce to desired consistency; serve.