Vodka Blush Penne (& Smoked Salmon)

Michelle Koletar/Mertz


This is scrumptious. I love it w/ smoked salmon flaked & added to it. My son likes it without, so it is your choice. Your kitchen will smell lovely cooking this dish!


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10 Min
30 Min


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1 Tbsp
ex vir oo
1 Tbsp
2 clove
garlic, minced
small or 1 large shallot(s), minced
1 c
1 c
chicken broth
28-oz can plum tonatoes, crushed
1/2 c
heavy cream
1 lb
penne, cooked al dente (i like mezze penne-the smaller)
1/2 bunch
fresh basil, torn into pieces
fresh grated parm, salt & pepper

How to Make Vodka Blush Penne (& Smoked Salmon)


  • 1Melt butter & oil over med heat. Add shallots & garlic & toss about 2-3 mins. (Don't burn garlic!) Remove from heat.
  • 2Add 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.
  • 3Whisk 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. :)

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About Vodka Blush Penne (& Smoked Salmon)

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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