This recipe came about when I was craving Penne alla Vodka but had no Penne or Vodka in the house.
What You’ll Need - Serves 2
1 Cup Dry Gin
4 Garlic Cloves
200g Canned Tomatoes
2 Tbs Tomato Paste
15g Fresh Basil
Salt & Pepper To Taste
Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
Prep - 5 Minutes
Finely dice your onions, garlic and chilies
Let’s Get Cooking - 15 Minutes
Cook your pasta as per the packet instructions
While the pasta is cooking, heat oil in a pan and add onions, garlic and chili.
Fry on a medium heat until the onions are soft and cooked.
Add the tomato paste and allow to cook for 2 minutes
Add the gin and let it boil rapidly to burn off the alcohol for 3 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and allow to cook for a further 2 minutes
Season with salt and pepper to taste
Add the cooked pasta with 1/2 cup of the pasta water and the fresh basil (Leave a sprig or two for serving) and combine
Add grated Parmesan to taste and combine (Optional)
Serve with more basil and black pepper