Two of my greatest loves – vodka and pasta have been united in a viral recipe, thanks to Gigi Hadid.
Yep, Gigi’s a new mum to baby girl Khai, a supermodel and partner to Zayn Malik (One Direction, remember them?). Now she can add celebrity chef to her repertoire with her spicy vodka pasta recipe! #blessed
Continuously popping up on my socials are people recreating Gigi’s spicy vodka pasta and so because I can’t resist a) pasta b) vodka and c) a celeb who’s willing to share her recipes, I thought we could all give it a crack too.
Of course, you can omit the vodka component and it will still be delicious!
Check out the visual feast below that is straight from Gigi’s Instagram:
Gigi’s Spicy Vodka Pasta Recipe
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic
- ¼ of a French shallot
- ¼ cup tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon vodka
- ½ cup cream
- 1 teaspoon red pepper/chilli flakes
- 230g dried pasta
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated + extra for serving
- fresh basil for serving
- salt and pepper
Step 1: In a large saucepan heat ¼ cup olive oil and a diced small clove of garlic plus ¼ of a shallot (or red onion). Cook until soft.
Step 2: Add ¼ cup tomato paste. Cook until slightly darker or a bit caramelised.
Step 3: Add 1 tablespoon of vodka and cook until almost evaporated. Add ½ cup heavy cream and 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
Step 4: Stir until all combined and season with salt and pepper. Remove sauce from heat and cook your pasta (around 230g dried pasta). When cooked, reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water before draining.
Step 5: Add the pasta to the sauce, plus the reserved pasta water and 1 tablespoon of butter.
Step 6: Stir over medium heat until the butter has melted and the sauce is saucy!
Step 7: Add ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese and stir. Taste and season accordingly.
Step 8: Serve topped with more parmesan cheese and chopped basil.
Step 9: Divide spicy vodka pasta evenly between two bowls and EAT! Yum!
What do you think? Will you be giving Gigi’s spicy vodka pasta recipe a go in your kitchen? I know I will be!