A gorgeous vodka sauce tossed with succulent shrimp and tender penne. It's a classic match made in heaven!
Get out a sturdy pot or dutch oven and heat the butter and olive oil in it over medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and let them get soft and fragrant for a couple of minutes. Next, the shrimp go in. Let them cook and become pink for another couple of minutes. Then pour in the diced tomatoes. Season the mixture generously with the salt and crushed red pepper. Let it simmer and thicken for 20 minutes.
Pour in the vodka, heavy cream and parmesan and stir it all thoroughly. Let it bubble and thicken some more for another 20 minutes. In the meantime, get a pot of water on to boil for the penne. Once it is boiling, cook it until tender for about 8 minutes. Drain it and toss it in with the finished sauce. That's all there is to it! Serve with some salad and crusty bread for an incredible meal.