Dining In: Local Restaurant Recipes

Dining In: Local Restaurant Recipes

Dining out is enjoyable, but wouldn't you like to make restaurant quality meals at home? Better yet, why not make the exact dishes you have enjoyed at your favorite local restaurants. Moffly Media looked to the area chefs and restaurateurs for recipes to their most popular dishes and they were happy to oblige. We have collected them all in our virtual recipe box and organized them by contributor and category. Bon appetit!


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Grilled Prawns With Braised Cannellini Beans

Contributed by: San Domenico Restaurant
Cusine: Italian
# of Servings: 4
Submitted by:

Simplicity itself, this dish is very much in the Tuscan tradition. But without that sprig of fresh rosemary, the dish won't come alive as it should.

  • 8 ounces cannellini nani beans or rice beans
  • 2 pounds prawns, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • Chopped fresh rosemary for garnish
  1. Soak the beans overnight.
  2. The next day, cook them in slightly salted water for about forty-five minutes, or until tender.
  3. Drain and reserve two tablespoons of the cooking liquid.
  4. Preheat grill.
  5. In a bowl, season prawns with salt and pepper and toss with two tablespoons of the oil.
  6. Grill prawns about a minute and a half on each side. Reserve.
  7. In a medium-size saute pan, heat one tablespoon of the oil and add the garlic, rosemary, tomatoes, cooked cannellini beans and reserved cooking liquid.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for about three minutes, until heated through.
  9. Divide the beans among four plates and top evenly with the grilled prawns.
  10. Drizzle with remaining oil and garnish with chopped rosemary.