Sunday, August 22, 2010

Penne Alla Vodka

This was an easy recipe to make.  I was a little concerned about igniting the vodka.  When I did it I was excited but standing there saying holey moley that flame is pretty high.  I tried taking a picture of the flame but realized I had the flash on.. Oh well maybe next time.

Penne Alla Vodka

3 Tbs butter
1 Tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 small onion, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup chopped prosciutto
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup of vodka
1/2 cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/2 cup sliced imported Italian black olives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 package (16 ounces) penne or mostaccioli
2 Tbs freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Heat butter and oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Saute garlic and onion in butter mixture.  Stir in prosciutto and chicken.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is brown.  Stir in vodka.  Heat over high heat until hot.

Carefully ignite.  Stir in whipping cream, olives parsley and pepper when flame dies out.  Heat to boiling; reduce heat.  Simmer uncovered 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.

Cook penne as directed on package.  Mix penne and cream mixture; top with cheese.

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