Pasta w/ Tomato Basil Cream ala 825 MAIN

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
2 jars of 825 MAIN Pizza Margherita Sauce
Salt to taste
1 cup Heavy Cream
Fresh Basil, Chopped
1-1/2 fresh pasta


Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.

Heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add onions and  saute for a minute or so. Pour in 825 MAIN Pizza Margherita Sauce and add salt  to taste. Stir and cook over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and stir in cream.  Check seasonings. Stir in pasta and chopped basil and serve immediately.

Penne alla Vodka

Vodka releases flavors from the tomatoes that are alcohol soluble. The alcohol coaxes those flavors out and then disappears. But the alcohol does lend some flavor. It is almost sweet, peppery flavor that makes the tomatoes taste sweeter. If you can taste the alcohol, the sauce hasn’t cooked enough. The cream should be added at the end after the alcohol has cooked out, so that the cream doesn’t de-stabilize and break in the presence of all that acid.)

Penne Pasta
One 25 oz jar 825 MAIN Marinara Sauce
3/4 cup vodka
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 grated Parmagiano Reggiano cheese

In a heavy large skillet add 1 jar of  Marinara sauce. Pour 3/4 cup of vodka sauce and simmer for 15 minutes  on medium heat till the sauce reduces. Add heavy cream and heat through. Add grated cheese and stir till all melted, cook the penne in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta and transfer it to the pan with the sauce, and toss to coat.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time:  20 minutes
Serves 4

Salmon Farfalle in Marinara Cream Sauce

Farfalle pastaIngredients:
12 oz fresh Salmon
4 oz grated Parmagiana cheese
1 cup heavy cream
One 25 oz jar 825 MAIN Marinara Sauce
1 lb Farfalle pasta

Bake salmon for 12 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. In a medium skillet add cheese, cream and Marinara Sauce on simmer. Meanwhile, bring 2 quarts of water to boil with 1 teaspoon salt, once boiling add pasta. Remove fish from oven and flake salmon off and into Marinara mixture, turn on to medium high while draining pasta. Drain pasta and return to pot add salmon red sauce and mix altogether over medium heat serve in 2 plates.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 4