Melt butter & oil over med heat. Add shallots & garlic & toss about 2-3 mins. (Don't burn garlic!) Remove from heat.
Add vodka & stir. Return to heat. Cook & stir about 7 mins until vodka reduces by half. Add broth & tomatoes (w/juice) & boil. Reduce heat & season w/ salt & pepper. Simmer 20-25 minutes.
Whisk in cream & bring to light boil. Remove from heat. Add pasta & basil & toss. Serve w/ Parm on top. NOTE: If you prefer to add smoked salmon, sautee lightly & then place atop or in sauce directly. Yum. :)