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.
Carrabba's Copycat Recipe
1 tablespoon clarified butter
pinch of salt and white pepper
pinch finely chopped garlic
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
heavy pinch of scallions
5 ounces fettuccine
Saute sliced mushrooms in a little olive oil. Add pinches of salt and black pepper. Heat 1/2 ounce clarified butter. Add shrimp, rubbed with white pepper and salt. Cook for one min. Add shrimp, fettuccine, mushrooms, and remaining ingredients into saute pan with Alfredo. Ladle 1/2 cup of Alfredo sauce into saute pan. Heat until it starts to boil.
To clarify butter: Melt butter over low heat. When melted, remove from heat, and set aside for several minutes.