*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
               RIGATONI WITH VODKA TOMATO SAUCE - BON APPETIT
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       tb           Olive oil
    1       c            Finely chopped shallots
      1/4   ts           Dried crushed red pepper
      1/2   c            Vodka
      3/4   c            Whipping cream
      3/4   c            Tomato sauce
    8       oz           Rigatoni pasta
    4       oz           Thinly sliced prosciutto,
                         -chopped
      1/3   c            Grated Asiago cheese (about
                         -2 oz)
    2       tb           Chopped fresh parsley
    2       tb           Chopped fresh basil or 2 t
                         -dried
 
   Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and
   crushed red pepper; saute until shallots are translucent, about 5
   minutes. Add vodka and ignite with long match. Simmer until flames
   subside, shaking pan occasionally, about 2 minutes. Increase heat to
   high, add cream and bou until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Add
   tomato sauce; boil until sauce thickens and coats back of spoon,
   about 2 minutes. (Can be made 1 day ahead; chill.)
   Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm
   to bite. Drain; reserve 1/4 C cooking liquid.
   Bring sauce to simmer. Add pasta, prosciutto, 1/3 C cheese, parsley
   and basil to skillet and toss to coat. Add reserved pasta cooking
   liquid if mixture is too dry. Season to taste with pepper. Transfer
   to large bowl. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 C cheese and serve.
  
 
 
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