Plums are one of the most flavorful ingredients that you can use when preparing pasta and meat dishes. I love adding dried plums because they give that sweet taste to the dish that makes a perfect match with salty and crunchy bacon. Then if you add the cooking cream it will really satisfy all your taste buds.
In Dalmatia region of Croatia, there is a traditional dish called “Pasticada”, stewed beef prepared with delicious vegetable and plums sauce served with gnocchi… yummy!!! I haven’t prepared it yet for this blog, but I sure will, so you can give it a look in the “search” box soon. I have prepared this recipe by wrapping the plums in the bacon and then cooking them with a little oil, on a nonstick pan until the bacon becomes crunchy. But you can also dice dried plums and bacon and cook them on a pan for a couple of minutes.
This recipe other than being super tasty is ready in just 15 minutes! I prepared it with cooking cream, because I love creamy recipes and added lots of grated Parmesan cheese, but you can also prepare it without cooking cream and by adding just a little bit more of extra-virgin olive oil, it will be tasty as well. As you could notice in almost all of my recipes I always add seeds and herbs, not only because of the flavor but also because of the many health benefits.
For this recipe, I have chosen basil leaves and black sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are very nutritious and they come in many different colors like white, yellow or black. To tell you the truth I have chosen the black ones just because of the color, but you can add any variety of sesame seeds. I recommend you to use short pasta for this recipe like penne, caserecce or orecchiette.
Enjoy your pasta!