“Love is in the Air”….and so is a good vodka sauce for Valentine’s Day. My cousin sent me a request this week for a sauce that would go great with her heart shaped pink ravioli’s…here you go Marifrances, enjoy and “Happy Valentines Day!!!
I use home grown tomatoes, but if I had to buy some I recommend Pomi Strained Tomatoes. The most important part of this recipe is patience in cooking your onions and garlic. You need to let them cook over low heat until soft and transparent
This really is a very quick and easy sauce to make, total time is about 30 minutes….
I served this over my homemade spinach ravioli...awesome combination, and added Jenny’s favorite garlic bread.
This sauce works great with any type of pasta! Happy Valentines Day!!!!
Galena’s Vodka Sauce
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup good quality vodka
1 28 ounce size Pomi Strained Tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Melt butter and oil together in a medium size saucepan over low heat. Add onion and garlic, cook until transparent, about 10 minutes. Add red and black pepper, increase heat to medium and deglaze pan with vodka. Cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, paste, basil and oregano. Simmer sauce 30 minutes, or until thick.
Add heavy cream and grated cheese, cook until heated thorough. Serve over pasta of your choice! Boun Appetito!!!