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.
ROSEMARY ROASTED POTATOES
Carrabba's Italian Grill Restaurant Recipe
3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes scrubbed but unpeeled, cut lengthwise into 6 wedges each
1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/4 inch thick half moons
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place an 18 by 13 inch rimmed baking sheet pan in the oven and heat for 10 minutes.
Toss the potato wedges, onion, oil, and rosemary in a large bowl. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Spread the potato mixture in the hot baking sheet, with the onions underneath the potatoes as much as possible.
Return the pan with the potato mixture to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Turn the potatoes over and continue baking until they are golden brown and tender, 20 to 30 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.