It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe. A few weeks ago we were celebrating Kent’s birthday, and I was trying to figure out what to make. We’d recently had steaks, so I didn’t want to make those again. I was wracking my brain. We love pasta, but rarely eat it. #carbs Anyway, I remembered something we haven’t had in a long time and B-I-N-G-O, I knew what we were having. Penne A’la Vodka.
Not only is this pasta dish easy, it’s as good as any version you’ll find in any Italian restaurant. Kent is a huge fan of scallops, so that’s what I decided to make with it. I was super excited that when I seared these, and they turned out perfectly. In the past, I’ve had a hard time making that happen. I used this method, and will from now on. I left out the butter, and I bought my scallops in the freezer section of Trader Joe’s.
Shrimp can be substituted for scallops, or use half and half.
Fun story: I got this recipe from my neighbor, who got it from our other neighbor…so Brandi, if you’re reading this. Thanks friend!!! This Penne A’la Vodka is delicious and we love it!
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