Shrimp Pasta alla Vodka Recipe


12 ounces fettuccine pasta
2 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced, about 4 teaspoons
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup vodka
6 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 pound peeled, deveined raw shrimp
3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Freshly ground black pepper

  1. Put pasta water on to boil: Put a large pot of salted water (1 Tbsp salt for every 2 quarts of water) on to boil for the pasta.
  2. Sauté onions, garlic, red pepper flakes: Melt butter in a large, thick-bottomed pot on medium high heat. Add the onion and sauté 5 to 7 minutes, until lightly browned.
  3. Lower the heat to medium, add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook a minute more.
  4. Add tomatoes, vodka, cream, zest: Add the crushed tomatoes to the onions. Stir in the vodka, cream, and lemon zest. Increase heat to bring to a simmer, then lower the heat to maintain a simmer.
  5. Start cooking pasta: As soon as you start simmering the sauce, add pasta to boiling salted water. Pasta should be done in 10 minutes.
  6. Add raw shrimp to sauce: After the sauce has simmered for 5 minutes, about halfway through the pasta cooking time, taste for salt and add salt to taste (you'll likely need about 1 teaspoon). Add the raw peeled and deveined shrimp to the sauce.
  7. Cook until the shrimp is just cooked through, about 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
  8. Add cooked pasta to sauce and shrimp: When the pasta is done, al dente, strain it and add it to the vodka tomato sauce and shrimp.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley and freshly ground black pepper to serve.

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