This recipe is an ultimate family favourite in my household and one that I expect wi be passed down for generations. The star of the show is the rich sauce that is slow cooked in the oven and consists of a good quality olive oil, slow cooked Plum tomatoes with garlic and onion and of course a splash of vodka. The base sauce is then blended with some double cream to give it the creamy consistency and then lashings of salty parmesan cheese is melted into the pasta.
The addition of smoked pancetta at the end is something I discovered worked really well after many years of cooking this dish, but if you are looking for a vegetarian dish, leave the pancetta out as this recipe is a far cry from the many boring vegetarian options that are out there.
To cut through the richness of the dish, I recommend serving this with my Italian side salad with honey, balsamic and pomegranate recipe. This recipe can also be found at foodtalkdaily.com.