Large pasta tubes with vodka and smoked salmon

Large pasta tubes with vodka and smoked salmon

Sedani con vodka e salmone affumicato

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Serves
4
Photographer
Laura Edwards

I don’t want to admit to age, but my memory does go a long way back! Long enough to remember Giorgetto Giugiaro, one of the most famous Italian car designers (he designed the Fiat Uno and the DeLorean amongst many others), whom I met when I was filming for a BBC programme about Italy in the mid-1980s. For the pasta company Voiello, Giorgetto created a type of pasta on the drawing board specifically for collecting more sauce. This very stylish pasta was called marille, and it is a pity that Voiello has stopped producing it. This is the recipe Giorgetto cooked for me in his office. Sedani is a pasta that has similar characteristics to marille: it looks like a largish tube with ribbing on the outside.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
350g dried sedani pasta
salt and pepper, to taste

Sauce

Quantity Ingredient
40ml olive oil
1 onion, peeled and finely sliced
750g canned crushed tomatoes
10 fresh basil leaves, plus extra to garnish
10ml vodka
50ml double cream
125g smoked salmon, cut into strips

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, and fry the onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, basil and vodka and cook for another 15–20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water for 10–12 minutes or until al dente. Drain. Add the cream to the sauce and mix well with the pasta. Divide between warmed plates, and serve with the salmon strips on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and garnish with a few torn basil leaves.

Alternatives

  • You could use rigatoni or gomiti instead of the sedani.
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