A little drink couldn't hurt right? A little kick from the finest spirit will only elevate such a simple dish. Built from a rich tomato base, with a hint of cream, and just a little oof from VODKA. You got a sophisticated Italian dish for any party, date, or even just for yourself. Quick and Easy too.
A simple recipe, that is vegetarian at its core. Slap on some pan fried chicken, or even a piece of fish on top and you got a dish made for a meat eater. A dish so simple yet so elegant and sophisticated. This one is for you.
How to Naughty Pasta?
1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
3 Shallots Minced
4 Cloves Garlic Minced
1/2 Cup Double Cream
1/4 Cup Vodka
1tb Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 Cup Cheese
1/4 Cup Fresh Basil
In a pot add in some oil and gently fry your minced shallots, garlic and mushrooms on medium low heat till fragrant.
Add in a tin of chopped tomatoes, 1/2 a cup of double cream and 1/4 cup of vodka (Add more if you wanna party hard after your meal). Mix well and allow to simmer.
Mince up a 1/4 cup of basil and add it into the sauce.
Add in a 1/4 cup of cheese of your choice (I went with a mix of Parmesan and cheddar), 1tb of balsamic vinegar and stir well.
Add salt to taste and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes till the flavors get to know each other.
Boil 500g of Penne according to packaged instructions till just a bit under cooked, drain but leave a bit of pasta water in the pot.
Add Penne and a bit of pasta water to the sauce and mix well.
Increase to high heat and let the sauce coat the pasta, mixing well to ensure all the little Penne's get a bit of the lovely sauce.
Plate and top with more fresh basil and cheese, or if you want add a choice of protein for that extra fill.
Fry the onions, garlic and mushrooms with a tablespoon of tomato paste if you would like a richer deeper tomato flavour to the sauce.