How to make Stuffed Pasta With Vodka Tomato Sauce -

Pasta Shells Stuffed With Prawn Filling And Tossed In Vodka Flavoured Sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Pasta Shells, White onions

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Stuffed Pasta With Vodka Tomato Sauce

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

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Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Stuffed Pasta With Vodka Tomato Sauce Recipe

  • Pasta Shells boiled 8 large

  • White onions 2

  • Fresh basil leaves 4-5

  • Olive oil 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Garlic , chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Green capsicum 1/4

  • Red capsicum 1/4

  • Yellow capsicum 1/4

  • Prawns (medium) 10-12

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli flakes 1/4 teaspoon

  • Tomato , blanched and chopped 1/4 cup

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Vodka 2 tablespoons

  • Tomato puree 2 tablespoons

  • Cream 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Finely chop 1 onion and basil leaves. Heat 1½ tbsps olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add 1 tsp garlic and allow it to sweat.

Step 2

Add onion and sauté for a while. Chop red, yellow and green capsicums and add. Mix and add prawns, salt, red chilli flakes; stir and cook.

Step 3

Add 1 tbsp chopped tomatoes, basil leaves and stir. Cook till prawns are just done. Sprinkle a little of the crushed peppercorns.

Step 4

Heat remaining olive oil in another non-stick pan. Finely chop the other onion. Add remaining garlic to pan along with onion and sauté.

Step 5

Add remaining tomatoes, salt, a little of the crushed peppercorns, vodka and let it flambé. Add tomato puree and let it simmer till well blended.

Step 6

Add a little water, stir and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes. When the sauce thickens, add cream and mix.

Step 7

Stuff pasta shells with prawn mixture, sprinkle a little parmesan cheese and arrange on a plate.

Step 8

Sprinkle some more parmesan cheese and keep in a preheated oven at 180°C for 3-5 minutes to get heated through.

Step 9

Put sauce on a serving plate, place stuffed pasta shells on it, garnish with fresh basil leaves and some more parmesan cheese and serve.

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