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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Grilled Tuna With Sauce Of Green Herbs


Grilled Tuna With Sauce Of Green Herbs

Carrabba's Restaurant Recipe

Serves 4

Tuna:
2 anchovy fillets, salt or oil packed, rinsed
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds tuna steaks, 3/4 to 1 inch thick

Sauce:
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
5-6 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon lemon zest
5-6 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs, any combination of Italian parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme, and mint
1 tablespoon capers, salt or brine packed, and rinsed
juice of one lemon
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

To Prepare:  Mash the anchovies in the olive oil until smooth. Spoon the anchovy oil over the tuna steaks. Let marinate for at least an hour or overnight in the refrigerator.

To make the Sauce, warm the olive oil, garlic, and bay leaves in a small saucepan over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat, add the remaining ingredients, and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Over a preheated grill, grill the tuna steaks to desired doneness.

To Serve:  Serve the tuna with the green herb sauce.

Note:  This sauce is good with most any grilled seafood, shellfish, poultry, or meat.

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