what goes with Vodka sauce?
Hello! I'll making some pasta with Vodka sauce tonight, and was wondering what people think would go with it?
I would LOVE to get in some greens, but not sure if that would just be an insult to the sauce (it's from a jar....so I'm not too concerned....).
Would Kale stand up to the flavor? is the flavor of the sauce usually on the milder side?
chicken? sausage? shrimp?
Just hoping to get away from a straight pasta and sauce dish.... add some extra protein and health stuff :)
Thanks in advance!
I shall not comment on the fact that you are using a jarred sauce!
Anyhow - I would add some chicken (for protein) and peas (for veg) and if you have any - some sundried tomatoes (for taste!)
I was at an Italian restaurant a few weeks ago and ordered their lobster ravioli in Vodka sauce. To be honest, I couldn't even taste the lobster, but evidently they were of the opinion it paired well.
When I make mine, I usually add diced prociutto and onions. I've also done it with mild Italian sausage, and it's pretty good. At restaurants, I've had vodka sauce over a trio or raviolis (cheese, spinach, and lobster), and I enjoyed it, but as CocoaNut mentioned, the flavors don't really shine through. I think my favorite dish with vodka sauce was a seafood medley over rigatoni...shrimp, lobster tail, clams, and mussels...mmm, I still dream about that meal. Hope that helps a little...
I know this is too late for you, but in case you have vodka sauce again and are still looking for ideas ... I had a lovely butternut squash and ricotta ravioli with vodka sauce at a restaurant last week. I was a bit skeptical when I ordered it (it was a special) but the pairing was really terrific.
What i have done that i really enjoyed is i took the jarred vodka sauce and thinned it down with Worcestershire sauce, lemon and a little bit of mustard. I added italian seasoning and crushed red pepper and heated it until thinned out in a large pan. I took chicken cooked any way you like then cut into cubes and laid it on a bed of rice. in another pan i heated mushrooms, onions and red peppers and topped the chicken with that. pour vodka sauce over it all and add some mozzarella cheese if you like.