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Old 06-30-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
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Vodka in cooking

Can you use Vodka in cooking? Have some to use up!

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Old 06-30-2004, 02:21 PM   #2
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I guess the most popular one I can think of is a vodka sauce. If you type into google - "vodka sauce", recipe - you will have quite a few choices.

or type in - vodka in food recipes
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How about just drinking it....>Vodka and Cranberry juicee......oh dang now I got a another craving and it's only 12 30......
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Old 06-30-2004, 02:35 PM   #4
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What's vodka sauce like?

I did try drinking it but its horrible!!!!
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ok, here's a simple vodka sauce recipe - But remember, the vodka isn't going to go bad so if you still don't use it all just put it in the cupboard or do a search on google for more recipes. I saw one one time where you cured salmon in it. It's out there somewhere! LOL

1 quart Simple Tomato Sauce, recipe follows, or store-bought marinara sauce, blended until smooth
1 cup vodka
1/2 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 pound penne


Simmer the tomato sauce and vodka in a heavy large skillet over low heat until the mixture reduces by 1/4, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Stir the cream into the tomato and vodka sauce. Simmer over low heat until the sauce is heated through. Stir in the Parmesan cheese until melted and well blended.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta and transfer it to the pan with the sauce, and toss to coat.


Simple Tomato Sauce:
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
4 to 6 basil leaves
2 dried bay leaves
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, optional

In a large casserole pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes. Add celery and carrot and season with salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, basil, and bay leaves and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for 1 hour or until thick. Remove bay leaves and taste for seasoning. If sauce tastes too acidic, add unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, to round out the flavor.

Pour half the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Continue with remaining tomato sauce.

If not using all the sauce, allow it to cool completely and then pour 1 to 2 cup portions into plastic freezer bags. Freeze for up to 6 months.
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Old 06-30-2004, 02:57 PM   #6
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Vodka is great to cook with , it makes a great sauce and can get you sauced. My favorite is Shrimp w/ Vodka Sauce. Yum.
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LOL - (it won't really get you sauced but it does make a great sauce!)

Oh, and I just remembered another great one - shrim fra diavolo/diavalo - not sure on spelling - I need to get to the Farmer's Market before they pull up tents - I'll post when I get back.
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Old 06-30-2004, 04:14 PM   #9
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Make sure you are not cooking with flavored vodka. It did NOT taste good. :x
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