This sauce is delicious!! I tried to make it true to the recipe, however, I used olive oil instead of butter, half & half, kettle one vodka(they say to only cook with liquor/wine you would drink) and most importantly Marzano tomatoes...they truly make a difference..they are the best you can buy and worth it. I grow an herb garden so I did add a little fresh oregano & fresh basil, kosher salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and literally a pinch of sugar, probably didn't need it since I used marzano's. I browned some ground venison which I put in it, and some grated parm and romano cheeses; then tossed w/ rigatoni, put in a 9x13, topped with shredded cheese and baked until melted...they love it that way...but the sauce is soooo good it would be good on anything, in fact, i'm going to put some WITHOUT venison on my salmon(of course i put some aside for me). It's sooo quick to make and will absolutely make again. I must note...you must let the vodka cook for 10 minutes...I did not taste any strong vodka taste at all...only pure deliciousness..i would think that the cheaper the vodka, the stronger the vodka taste. And i read that many of you added fresh garlic, i like garlic, but the onion was perfect...I didn't feel it missed garlic, but ,maybe next time i will try it. I agree...simple is best...too much customizing ruins the sauce it's meant to be...Bon Appetit!! Gigity, Wixom, Michigan
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This sauce is delicious!! I tried to make it true to the recipe, however, I used olive oil...