spicy vodka pasta sauce


an easy sauce,makes enough for 1 lb pasta


3 lbs plum (roma) tomatoes
4 shallots
8 cloves garlic
1 1/4 cup vodka
2 dried chili peppers ( I used dried cayenne’s),crumbled
8 sprigs fresh oregano
3-4 Tbsp olive oil

thinly slice the shallots and garlic
heat the olive oil until shimmering
add the shallots and garlic,cook 4 minutes or so until golden brown
add the chilis and oregano and cook 1 more minute
turn off the heat (for safety)
add the vodka and the tomatoes
return the pan to medium heat
partially cover and cook over medium heat 40 minutes or until the tomatoes are falling apart,stirring only a couple of times
remove the oregano sprigs
using an immersion blender puree the tomatoes

If you like a hotter sauce use a third pepper,for a milder sauce use only 1




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