Friday, February 27, 2009

Smoked Salmon Vodka Cream Pasta

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This sauce is delicious and easy to modify depending on what you like!
  • 2 servings of pasta. I've used all kinds, but like Whole Wheat penne
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced shallot
  • 1/2 cup diced smoked salmon
  • 2 fluid ounces vodka
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons capers (We usually add lots more because we love them. Chopped up black olives would be good too)
  1. Cook pasta according to package, maybe one minute less, so that when you mix it with the sauce the pasta sucks some up sauce.
  2. In a large saucepan saute butter and shallot with smoked salmon. Once the pan begins to lightly smoke, pull saucepan away from heat source and add the Vodka.
  3. When the Vodka has burned off, return the sauce to heat source and mix in the tomatoes, tomato sauce and heavy cream.
  4. Season sauce with salt, pepper, nutmeg, and chile pepper.
  5. Reduce sauce to desired consistency.
  6. Stir in capers .
  7. Stir in drained cooked pasta. Let all the ingredients become friends in the pan for about 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!

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