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Have you ever tried eating dishes cooked with alcoholic beverages such as red or white wine and beer? How about pasta with vodka sauce? This might sound scary to those who do not drink these beverages but don’t be alarmed because the alcohol content of these drinks easily evaporates once the temperature increases; this leaves you the flavor minus the alcohol.
Bowtie (Farfalle) pasta with Vodka Sauce is one of the dishes mentioned above. Although vodka is not a commonly used cooking ingredient compared to wine and beer, it does some magic when combined with tomato or tomato based sauces. Apparently, there are certain flavors in a tomato that are inaccessible or not usually tasted. When combined with vodka, the tomato releases these great flavors thus making the dish more enjoyable.
Trying new dishes can be very exciting and rewarding. Let’s try to get out of our comfort zone once in a while and be more adventurous. I’m telling you, this dish is really good.
Try this Bow Tie Pasta with Vodka Sauce Recipe and let me know your thoughts.
- 1 lb bow tie pasta Farfalle
- 1/2 lb chicken breasts chopped
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 can 32 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 pieces shallot minced
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Set aside.
- Pour-in olive oil in a cooking pot then sauté garlic and shallots for about 4 minutes.
- Add-in chicken breast and cook for 3 more minutes.
- Pour-in vodka then cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Pour-in chicken stock and crushed tomatoes and let boil. Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Add salt, pepper, and cream then stir. Turn-off heat immediately.
- Pour the sauce over the bow tie pasta and drizzle some chopped fresh basil.
- Serve. Share and enjoy!