1 lb. Canestri alla Vodka (feeds 2-3)
Canestri go by a few other names (lumache, pipe rigate) but the translation to "basket" seems to be the most accurate descriptor of these ridged beauties. They have a hollow interior larger than rigatoni, and trap the sauce inside and out. You want to eat these with the most crave-able of accompaniments, which for us is our Vodka Sauce. Made from a classic slow preparation of melted sweet onions, we add a few dashes of Calabrian chile purée, vodka (the alcohol cooks out), along with crushed San Marzano tomatoes, cream, mascarpone and Lambrusco vinegar.
- 1 lb. Canestri, 1 pint Vodka Sauce
- Contains gluten, egg, allium, dairy
- Vodka Sauce is vegetarian