Prophylactic self-isolation for Miss Plum exaltation. Day 72nd.

Plum under a spell

Overture

Although I am trying to avoid garlic and onions, some recipes are the classic examples of breaking the rules for the sake of splash tastes in a mouth. Here it is! In this recipe, Miss Plum falls under a spell of Mister Garlic and the magic comes to be real.

You can read why I try to avoid garlic and onions in my few other posts: Mister Garlic and Armpit observation

Recipe

passive timeactive timetime for cleaningservings
5-10 min20 min10 min2
Main information about preparation process: passive time is usually time before food preparation (such as soaking, sprouting, freezing time); active time is factual time spent in a kitchen for preparation (cutting, washing, boiling, crashing, mixing, etc); time for cleaning – kitchen equipment cleaning after food preparation

Ingredients:

  • Dried plums, large size, pitted, approximately 20 pieces
  • Hard cheese (Parmesan, Cheddar or Romano type), 100 g
  • Mayonnaise, 100 g
  • Garlic, 2-3 cloves
  • Salt, 0.5 tsp

How to make it:

  1. Passive time in a kitchen:
    1. Put plums in warm water to soften for 5-10 min and then dry them with a paper towel
  2. Active time in a kitchen:
    1. Grate cheese using small oblong holes of a 4-side grater
    2. Crush garlic cloves by using garlic press
    3. Mix well grated cheese, mayonnaise, salt and add crushed garlic cloves
    4. Make an incision in a plum till its middle area and fill it in with the cheesy mixture. It is ready!
Preparing the appetizer Plum under a spell. Goes perfect with my version of Lentil soup! Photos by Dr. A. Palatronis on http://www.z-antenna.com

SAME-SAME BUT DIFFERENT:

Sometimes we can not see dried plums properly through a package when buying. If that would appear that your plums are not large, or sometimes they are just not dividable to make an incision in a middle, or just too sticky and not pretty looking – no worries! Make a reverse type of the same recipe.

How to make a reverse version of the same recipe:

  1. Put plums in warm water to soften for 5-10 min and then smash it in a blender to make a paste
  2. Grate cheese using small oblong holes of a 4-side grater
  3. Crush garlic cloves by using garlic press
  4. Mix well grated cheese, mayonnaise, minced plums, salt and add crushed garlic cloves
  5. Make the rolls from the mixture and cover it with the grated cheese. It is ready!
Plum under a spell – reverse version. Photo by Dr. A. Palatronis on http://www.z-antenna.com

Important notes:

  • Some plums are pretty soft, but some are not. If you feel they are not pretty soft for chewing – put plums in warm water to soften for 5-10 min and then dry them with a paper towel
  • Choose large-size plums to be able to put some cheesy mixture inside
  • Goes perfect as an appetizer or side dish for creamy soups, like my lentil soup
  • You can always just make two versions and serve them on one plate!

Cover photo by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

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