penne with smoked salmon

penne with smoked salmon
ingredients
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12 oz tube-shaped pasta
such as penne, mostaccioli, or ziti
2 tbsp olive oil
1 whole shallot
small in size, thinly sliced
4 whole roma tomatoes
small in size, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2/3 cup whipping cream
1 pinch ground nutmeg
2 tbsp fresh dill
chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dry dill weed
1/3 cup vodka
6 oz smoked salmon
cut into bite-size strips
ground white pepper
fresh dill sprigs
cookware
  • pasta pot
  • colander
  • large stainless steel skillet
My husband cooked me this dish on our 1st valentine's day!
1
Bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil in a pasta pot. Cook the pasta to al dente for about 10-12 minutes. Drain in a colander or equivalent. Save 1/4 cup of the pasta water.
2
Heat the olive oil over medium-low in the stainless skillet. Cook the shallot, stirring often, for about 3 minutes until soft but not browned.
3
Mix in the chopped tomatoes, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
4
Add the cream, nutmeg, dill, and vodka. Bump the heat up to high and boil for about 1 minute.
5
Add the pasta to the sauce and gently toss until the pasta is fully coated. Add a tablespoon or two of the reserved pasta water if needed to moisten the pasta.
6
Transfer the pasta away from the heat and add the salmon. Gently toss again to combine.
7
Season with white pepper. Garnish with dill sprigs.
source: Poopie (my father-in-law)