Since I got married almost 7 years ago I've been trying to master Vodka Sauce. I've tried several recipes and none of them gave me the taste of restaurant style Vodka Sauce that I really, really love. About 2 months ago, that.all.changed. I came across this recipe at All Recipes and boy oh boy, did I hit the jackpot with this one and I wanted to share it with you.
I did make a few changes to the original so what I'm giving you is the pefect recipe (for me).
2 sticks of butter
1 red onion
4-5 large cloves of garlic
1 cup of vodka
2 - 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes (I use tomatoes with basil and have found them to be the best)
1 - 1 1/2 tsp of sugar
1 pint of heavy cream
- Take 2 sticks of butter, one onion cut up and garlic chopped (I used my Pampered Chef garlic press) and place in pot on stove on medim heat. Cook until butter is melted and onion is soft (about 10 minutes)
- Add vodka and cook for another 10 minutes
- Add 2 cans of crushed tomatoes, fresh parsley (i don't use a whole lot, I just cut some off the stems and sprinkle in) and about 1 tsp of sugar and stir altogether. Cook for 30 minnutes.
- Add 1 pint of heavy cream and cook for another 30 minutes
**After cooking the last 30 minutes, I let mine simmer for awhile and I found that doing that gives it an even better taste. If you don't have the time for that, no worries. It still tastes really good w/o doing that.
Ta-da! You're done. This recipe makes enough for a few pounds of pasta and freezes really well for next time. Enjoy!