Penne Alla Vodka

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
Disney's Hollywood Studios

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INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup Sweet Onion Diced Small

 

2 TB Pancetta, chopped small

 

2 tsp Olive oil

 

1 tsp Chopped Garlic

 

1 1/2 cup Penne Pasta

 

Kosher Salt to taste

 

Ground Black Pepper to taste

 

4 oz. Marinara sauce (recipe below)

 

2 oz. Heavy Cream

 

Italian Parsley as needed

 

1 tsp. Pecorino Romano

 

2 oz. Vodka

 

Preparation

  • Heat oil in pan 
  • Add Pancetta, onions and garlic. Sautee until golden brown.
  • Deglaze the pan with Vodka, let reduce
  • Add marinara sauce and cream
  • Mix thoroughly and add the pasta
  • Put in bowl and garnish with the cheese and parsley

Marinara Sauce

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 lbs diced onions, 1/4" dice

1/8 cup minced garlic

 

4 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp basil, chopped

 

1/2 tbsp oregano, dried

1/2 tbsp marjoram, dried

 

1/2 tbsp kosher salt

1/4 tbsp fresh ground black pepper

16 oz crushed tomatoes

16 oz diced tomato

1 can tomato paste

 

METHOD

In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil, add the garlic and onions stirring constantly until garlic and onion
has a nice aroma and is starting to turn golden brown. Add the basil and the herbs and salt and pepper and
cook for 5 minutes, then add the tomato paste. Cook for 5 more minutes. Add all other ingredients and
combine. Bring to boil. Cook over medium heat for 5 hours, stirring regularly so that you do not burn the kettle.