Penne with Smoked Salmon and Vodka
is one of the recipes that has been provided by
Shirley Cline from San Francisco. (You can contact
Shirley by emailing her - click here).
oz. small size penne
2 tblsp olive oil
1 small shallot thinly sliced
4 small pear shaped Roma type tomatoes (about
6 oz total), peeled, seeded and chopped
2/3 cup whipping cream
Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 - 1 tblsp fresh dill, chopped
1/3 cup vodka
4 -6 oz sliced smoked salmon or lox, cut into
Ground white pepper
a 6 - 8 quart pot, cook pasta in 4 quarts of
boiling water just until tender to the bite
(al dente), 10 - 12 minutes or cook according
to directions. Drain well.
pasta is cooking, heat oil in a wide frying
pan over medium low heat.
shallot and cook, stirring often until soft
but not brown, about 3 minutes.
in the chopped tomatoes. Cover and simmer for
the cream, nutmeg, chopped dill and vodka. Increase
heat to high and bring to a full boil. Boil
for 1 minute.
pasta to sauce and mix lightly, using 2 spoons
until the pasta is well coated.
from heat, add the salmon and mix lightly.
to taste with white pepper and garnish with
dill if desired.