Heat a large skillet over moderate heat. Add oil, butter, garlic, and shallots. Gently saute shallots for 3 to 5 minutes to develop their sweetness. Add vodka to the pan, 3 turns around the pan in a steady stream will equal about 1 cup. Reduce vodka by half, this will take 2 or 3 minutes. Add chicken stock, tomatoes. Bring sauce to a bubble and reduce heat to simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
While sauce simmers, cook pasta in salted boiling water until cooked to al dente (with a bite to it). While pasta cooks, prepare your salad or other side dishes.
Stir cream into sauce. When sauce returns to a bubble, remove it from heat. Drain pasta. Toss hot pasta with sauce and basil leaves.
This recipe will make enough for 2 couples. If you plan a romantic evening where more than two''s a crowd, reserve half the sauce to freeze for another supper before the addition of basil, and only cook 1/2 to 2/3 pound of penne.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1125g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2|
|Calories from Fat: 478 (31%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 53.1g||71 %|
|Saturated Fat 16.1g||80 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 19.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 12.7g|
|Cholesterol 226.7mg||70 %|
|Sodium 1127.9mg||39 %|
|Potassium 2117.7mg||56 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 170.7g||50 %|
|Dietary Fiber 8.7g||35 %|
|Sugars, other 162.1g|
|Protein 40.5g||58 %|
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Calories per serving: 1551
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