How to make "Sarah's Vodka Tomato Sauce"

One of my favorite pastimes is definitely cooking. One of the things that I love and value most in life is creativity. But, not just any vision, a vision that works. Something that is very effective. When it comes to creating anything dealing with food, it is definitely in my forte. I have decided to share with you a simple recipe that is not only incredibly delicious, but an original recipe that I personally created...Sarah's Vodka Tomato Sauce.

The ingredients you will need include:

5 Tomatoes (Diced)
2 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
4 Cups of Water
1 Cup of Absolut Peppar Vodka
1 Cup of Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup of Butter
1/4 Cup of Parmesan
1/4 Cup of Basil (Minced)
1/4 Cup of Red Onion (Diced)
3 Tablespoons of Oregano (Dried)
2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon of Cynar Artichoke Liqueur
3 Teaspoons of Sea Salt

First and foremost, when it comes to making any kind of homemade tomato based sauce, you want to begin by blanching your tomatoes. You want to first boil water. The pan should not be huge, however; it should be at a size where you can fit 5 tomatoes into it. To make blanching easier, as this will allow you to remove the skin with minimal effort, cut the bottom of the tomato in a criss cross shape (an "x" shape).  You want to boil the tomatoes for just one minute. Do not go longer, as you will ruin what you have started and therefore; will have to start over.

As you continue, you want to remove the skin. Because you blanched your tomatoes and cut a criss cross shape (or an "x" shape) on the bottom, you can peel the skin off easy. Once you have accomplished this, you can continue chopping your tomatoes. Place your tomatoes in a bowl and set aside.

You want to begin mincing your garlic. After you are done, you want to sautee garlic, as it is very strong and although you don't want to lose flavor, you will need to done it down. All you have to do is add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to your pan followed by your garlic. This will be the same pan used for making the tomato sauce, so make sure that it is a good size. Good size does not mean ridiculously massive, but a good enough size to fit the result of 5 tomatoes and other ingredients.

Saute on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes that you set aside followed by 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Add 4 cups of water. Continue stirring until the tomatoes base are more of a thick liquid texture. To achieve this, cook for about 10 minutes on medium to high heat. Before adding all of the ingredients, you want to make sure that your basil is fresh and also minced. This ingredient (basil that is) is very important and brings this entire sauce together. If you don't add it, it just won't work.

As you continue, you want to add the vodka, followed by the heavy cream, butter, parmesan, basil, red onion, oregano, and cynar. You also want to add 2 teaspoons of salt and of course 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Cook for 40 minutes to 1 hour on medium to low heat.

Congratulations! You just made Sarah's vodka tomato sauce. Enjoy!