Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Fusilli with Tomato & Vodka Sauce

Fusilli with Tomato & Vodka Sauce
A delicious quick and easy mid-week meal with a kick!

Serves 4
Prep time:  2-3 minutes
Cooking time:  12-15 minutes

500g/1lb2oz dried fusilli pasta
200ml of good quality tomato passata
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
10 leaves fresh basil
200ml single cream
100ml vodka
60g/2oz of butter
1 tbsp crushed pepper
Pecorino or parmesan cheese, grated to serve

Preparation method

1.  In a large pan cook the pasta as per packet instructions.

2.  Meanwhile make the tomato sauce; in a small pan heat the oil and fry the garlic until golden.  Add the passata, fresh basil and season with salt & pepper.  Simmer for 10 minutes.

3.  When the pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.  In a large frying pan or wok melt the butter, add the pepper and pasta, toss until fully coated.  Over a high heat add the tomato sauce and cream and stir through.  Add the vodka, season to taste and remove from the heat.

4.  Serve the pasta in 4 warm pasta bowls and sprinkle with the cheese.  Enjoy!

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