for 4 persons are:
are all common expect fresh chives depending on where you live, while
freeze-dried chives can be found in small containers at a nearby
- 12 oz. (350g) pasta penne shape
- 1 cup (250 ml)
of fresh heavy cream
- ¼ of onion
- 3.75 oz. (100g) cherry tomatoes
- ½ cup (100 ml) of dry vodka
oz. (50g) smoked salmon
oz. (30g) of butter
- 1 tbsp (15g) freeze-dried chives
- 1 spoon of tomato paste
little note here, as you seen within this vodka sauce recipe I never
mentioned the salt and that's because the smoked salmon is already
tasty, instead regularly add salt to pasta water while
first the cherry tomatoes, wash them and cut them
into quarters. Then cut into thin strips the smoked salmon.
quarter of onion must be finely chopped so ready to be added to the
pan were you previously melt 1 oz (30g) of butter.
Now you can add
the 1.8 oz (50g) of smoked salmon, give a stir and start cooking for
about 2 minutes at medium heat until the salmon turns in a pale
cup (250 ml) of fresh heavy cream, stir until the mixture turns pink
Just the quarters of cherry tomatoes will remain
whole over the sauce. Sprinkle just a part of chives over the vodka
sauce in the pan and keep some aside to sprinkle at the end over the
sauce is ready and the penne must be ready too! Move the pan aside
and cook the penne if you haven't yet (I usually prepare the sauce
meanwhile the pasta cooks).
Once ready you can pour the penne in the
warm pan and give a few stirs to mix the whole together.
are penne with vodka sauce are ready to be served with the last sprinkle of chopped chives for a further garnish.
glass or ½ cup (100 ml) of vodka and pour it over the mixture of
onion and salmon, then bring in the quarters (4 oz 100g) of cherry
tomatoes and give an extra stir.
A spoon of tomato paste will give to the sauce taste and color too
as the cherry tomatoes alone will not make it playing almost a
garnish role once plated.