Linguine and Summer Vodka Sauce

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Dash of liquor makes pasta dish stand out. COOKS Notes: adjust amounts to your taste. Also, think about adding sweet onion and serving grilled Italian sausage on the side. Please note: this is an adopted recipe: Well I never thought of putting strong liqour into pasta, I have tried this recipe myself now with both Vodka and Gin (seperately of course) and experimented with following the recipe exactly or adding the liquor a minute or two before the cream and cooking it a little. Results: the taste is mellow and softer if you cook it a little so it depends entirely on how much flavour you prefer, all versions were very well received here. Have a go yourself and be pleasantly surprised :) ZWT REGION: Italy.

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  • add   olive oil
  • add   1 cup basil
  • add   3/4 lb linguine
  • add   6 plum tomatoes
  • add   1/4 cup heavy cream
  • add   1/4 cup vodka
  • add   salt and pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a well-oiled large skillet over medium-high heat, saute tomatoes and basil for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Lower heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add vodka and bring to a boil. Add cream and cook, stirring, until heated through.