Carrabba's Italian Grill was founded by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in Houston, Texas in 1986. The restaurant features hand-prepared family recipes made from the finest ingredients and prepared to order in an exhibition kitchen. The success of Carrabba's led to the popular PBS cooking show Cucina!, starring Carrabba and Mandola, as well as a series of companion cookbooks. There are currently 240 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations around the country.

Offering Italian-inspired cuisine passed down from our founders’ family recipes, Carrabba’s uses only the best ingredients to prepare fresh and handmade dishes cooked to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Featuring a wood-burning grill inspired by the many tastes of Italy, customers can enjoy signature dishes, including Chicken Bryan, Spiedino di Mare and a fresh twist on an Italian Classic, Wood-grilled Chicken Marsala. Carrabba’s was voted #1 Italian in the 2014 Consumer Picks Survey by Nation’s Restaurant News.

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Shrimp Scampi


Carrabba's Shrimp Scampi
Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1 pound large fresh shrimp
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or you can use dried


Peel shrimp and devein.In a large skillet, saute minced garlic in hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes.  Add the butter and stir until it melts. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute.Stir in wine and red pepper; reduce heat, and simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink.


1 comment:

  1. Wrong!!! I've been to Carrabba's many, many times and this did not even come close to their scampi. Sorry. I was wishing that it did.

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