Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Linguine with Vodka and Herb Sauce

We had some cream in the fridge that needed to be used up a few nights ago, so I made this for dinner.

linguine with vodka and herb sauce

Linguine with Vodka and Herb Sauce

1/2 pound dried linguine
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup vodka
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook linguine per package directions. Drain.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute another 5 minutes. Add herbs and saute another 1 minute.

Add vodka and simmer 2 minutes. Add cream and simmer until slightly thickened, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add drained linguine and cheese to skillet, tossing until sauce coats linguine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.


Jessica said...

So tasty!!! I'll have to try this recipe soon!

Shannon said...

This looks delicious! And I happen to have some cream needing to be used up, too. :)