Cannellini Beans with Prawns

Place this dish in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves.

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time7 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
120ml, plus 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to taste
1 clove garlic, quartered
225g medium prawns, peeled and deveined
410g cooked (or rinsed and drained tinned) cannellini beans
30g chopped red onions
2 (13cm) sprigs fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar, plus more to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
1) In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and the garlic over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add the prawns and cook, stirring frequently, until they turn pink, about 4 minutes.

2) Remove the prawns from the pan, reserving the garlic and oil. Chop the prawns into pieces slightly larger than the beans. Toss the prawns with the beans, adding the reserved oil and garlic.

3) In a serving bowl, toss the prawns and beans with the remaining olive oil and the red onions. Strip the rosemary leaves from the stems and add to the beans. Toss, and then add the vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Toss again, before adding the basil.

4) Just before serving, toss the beans once more and adjust seasoning. Add more oil, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar, as desired.

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