If you remember my excitement about the figs harvested from my backyard fig tree, I am just as excited about a delicious pasta dish I just made that is topped with sweet figs. Linguine with bacon, figs and basil is an amazing combination of flavors and lovely if you are looking for a special dish to make for guests.
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Linguine with Bacon, Figs and Basil Recipe
- 1 pound package linguine or pasta of choice
- 1/2 pound bacon (I love the thick-sliced peppered bacon)
- 1 small onion, small-chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 12 fresh figs, quartered
- 1/3 cup torn basil leaves
Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup hot pasta water.
Cook bacon in skillet until crisp. Remove bacon to a plate and add onions to skillet. Cook over medium heat until soft; add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
Pour cream into skillet; add hot cooked pasta and cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Stir in 3/4 to 1 cup reserved pasta water until creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with basil and top with figs. Serve immediately.
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