Make the Perfect Vodka Sauce
There really is something to be said about serving the perfect sauce.
Around here, people take their pasta sauce seriously. Taste really matters to the people who eat my pasta dishes.
I rely upon adding something extra to make my recipe even better.
When I add a bit of Vodka to a basic tomato sauce I create the perfect balance. The vodka takes the meal up a notch, so I am told by others.
We are always making homemade pasta sauce around here
We have no ‘passed on through the generations’ recipes that we use. I make my own recipes when I make this.
I started making my own pasta sauce one summer when I had an abundant crop of tomatoes.
You will find how easy pasta sauce is to make from scratch if you do not know already. I like that when I make pasta sauce from scratch, I know everything that is going into the sauce. Also, I like having control of the ingredients going into the food that I make for my family to eat.
The Vodka that you use is really a personal choice.
I have heard that the cheap Vodka is best for cooking with while the expensive stuff is the best to enjoy in the glass. Because I am not a huge Vodka drinker , the cheaper the better seems to work for me when it comes to cooking.
I like to use Penne pasta when I make this recipe.
Penne is a thicker pasta that compliments the sauce. However, you can use any pasta of your choice for this. Most of the time I use low carb pasta which I find on Amazon.
The recipe for the Vodka Sauce
For this recipe you will need Roma or plum tomatoes. An easy cheat for this would be to use a 28 ounce can of tomatoes. Also, this recipe calls for heavy cream or Greek Yogurt. As a fan of Greek Yogurt, I tend to use it rather than the cream.
I serve this sauce with most pasta dishes that I make.
This sauce seems to taste better when it is the focus of the meal rather than another great ingredient. Thus, I serve this with plain old pasta because this is how I can show off the taste of the sauce.