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Penne Alla Bettola

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Category: Pasta, Vegetarian, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 4 tb Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Plump fresh garlic cloves,
  • -minced
  • 1/2 ts Hot red pepper flakes, or to
  • -taste
  • Sea salt
  • 28 oz (765g) can Italian plum
  • -tomatoes in juice
  • 1 lb (500g) penne pasta
  • 8 fl (250 ml) double cream
  • 2 tb Vodka
  • 1 oz (30g) chopped parsley


In an unheated frypan large enough to hold the pasta later on, combine the
oil, garlic, crushed red peppers, and a pinch of salt, stirring to coat
with the oil. Cook over moderate heat just until garlic turns golden but
does not brown - 2-3 mins. Add tomatoes and crush them. Stir to blend and
simmer uncovered until the sauce begins to thicken, about 15 mins. Taste
for seasoning.

Meanwhile cook pasta in normal fashion until al dente.

Add the drained pasta to the tomato sauce, toss, add the vodka, toss again,
then add the cream and toss. Cover, reduce the heat to low and let rest for
1-2 mins so that the pasta can absorb the sauce. Add the parsley and toss

Traditionally cheese is not served with this dish.

I add slices of a salami type sausage to this recipe. from Patricia Wells'

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