How To Make Vodka Sauce

When preparing vodka sauce, determine the quality of the vodka used from 1) your budget and 2) the amount of sauce being made. Using premium vodka will with no doubt enhance the end flavor of the sauce, but even experts will have a hard time distinguishing between Cîroc or Amsterdam vodka. Bottom line, don’t be afraid to choose an inexpensive vodka for this recipe. Begin by mixing your onions and vodka in a shallow pan in order to burn away the alcohol, but be careful because it will ignite quickly. Once your flame dies down and the alcohol is gone start mixing in the tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. Let all of the ingredients simmer over a small flame for about 30 minutes, add the cream, then continue to simmer for another 30 minutes. In this video, Chef Mark provides an exquisite online cooking lesson for making the most delicious tomato based sauce there is, there is no doubt that with this Vodka Sauce you will be sure to entertain your special guests! For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

2 Vodka Sauce

1/2 cup butter
1 onion, diced
1 cup vodka
2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
1 pint heavy cream

1. In a skillet over medium heat, saute onion in butter until slightly brown and soft. Pour in vodka and let cook for 10 minutes. Mix in crushed tomatoes and cook for 30 minutes. Pour in heavy cream and cook for another 30 minutes.

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One Comment

  1. If I’m making shrimp instead of chicken, should I just cook the shrimp in the vodka sauce or should I seer the shrimp in butter first?