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How do you make Rachael Ray's vodka sauce?

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The vodka sauce for Rachael Ray's popular You Won't Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Pasta includes ingredients such as butter, garlic, shallots, chicken stock and tomatoes in addition to vodka and cream. Instructions for making different versions of vodka sauce also feature in other recipes by Rachael Ray.

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Make Rachael Ray's vodka cream sauce by gently cooking 2 minced cloves of garlic and 2 minced shallots with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet. When the shallots are sweet and tender, pour in 1 cup of vodka and continue to cook the mixture until only half of the vodka remains. Stir in 1 cup of chicken stock and 1 32-ounce can of crushed tomatoes. Bring the sauce to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste. Fold in 1/2 cup of heavy cream and continue to cook the sauce until it starts to bubble.

The sauce in Rachael Ray's Pasta With Mussels and Vodka Cream Sauce follows a similar procedure, but it omits butter and chicken stock while including chopped pancetta, red chile and fresh basil. The sauce in Rachael Ray's Roasted Tomato Penne Alla Vodka recipe also begins in a similar manner, but it uses roasted tomatoes instead of canned crushed tomatoes and mascarpone cheese instead of heavy cream. Additionally, the recipe omits butter, includes fresh thyme and basil, and requires the use of a blender.

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