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Quick and easy recipe using vodka

If you are planning a romantic evening, why not go the extra mile and woo your partner with a meal that looks so complicated yet so easy and budget friendly to make?

Pasta with vodka

Apart from getting wasted on Vodka, you can actually cook with it. Vodka gives the dish a different type of taste, a vodka taste-lack of better way to explain, the ethyl alcohol reacts chemically with the food and forms a fruity and fragrant compound.

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On your next date, follow these tips on how to do it right,

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • onion
  • salt
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • garlic clove
  • vodka
  • no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • fresh basil

Directions

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and keep warm.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add vodka; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced by about half. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes.

Place tomato in a pan (if not using can tomatoes), boil for like 5 minutes, let cool then peel the skin. Remover center of tomatoes then blend, process until smooth.

Return tomato mixture to pan; stir in cream. Cook 2 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in cooked pasta, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and basil.

Serve immediately.

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