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.
Carrabba's Zucchini Stafano
Makes 6 side dish servings
Nonstick cooking spray
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 14-1/2-ounce can tomatoes, cut up
2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
1 medium yellow or green sweet pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Coat an unheated large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
Stir in undrained tomatoes, zucchini, sweet pepper, basil, and black pepper. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook about 5 minutes more or until most of the liquid evaporates and the zucchini is tender.
Transfer to 6 individual serving bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.