CHEF JEFF -- ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Vodka Sauce Linguine
Ring in the New Year with this tasty pasta dish. Vodka Sauce Linguine 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup frozen diced or chopped onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 cup vodka 1 large, ripe tomato, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 cup clam juice 3/4 pound shrim...
Ring in the New Year with this tasty pasta dish.
Vodka Sauce Linguine
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup frozen diced or chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup vodka
1 large, ripe tomato, cut into 1-inch pieces
½ cup clam juice
¾ pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
½ cup torn basil leaves
¼ pound fresh linguine
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Bring saucepan of water to boil. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions. Saute 1 minute. Add garlic. Saute 1 minute. Add vodka. Raise heat. Reduce by half. Add tomato and clam juice. Cover. Cook gently for 1 minute. Add shrimp. Cook, covered, 1 minute. Mix cornstarch with cream. Add to skillet to thicken sauce. Add salt and pepper. Spoon into large bowl. Add basil. Put pasta in boiling water for 2 minutes. Strain. Toss with sauce. Top with cheese.
Yield: Serves 2.
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