Carino's Italian is a United States-based chain of Italian food casual dining restaurants. It has more than 170 restaurants with branches in about 30 states. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the concept is owned by Fired Up, Inc., which was founded in 1997 by partners and former Brinker International executives Norman Abdallah and Creed Ford. Prior to 2006, restaurants were called Johnny Carino's Country Italian, Johnny Carino's Italian then changed to Carino's Italian Grill.

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Baked Stuffed Mushrooms




Carino's Stuffed Mushrooms
Copycat Recipe

Makes about 65

1/8 cup chopped garlic
4 cups chopped spinach
2/3 cup diced red onion
2/3 cup shredded Asiago cheese
1/2 cup Romano cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon black ground pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons saute spice (equal parts salt, pepper, and garlic salt)
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup easy eggs
large mushroom caps - stem removed

Garnish
1/2 cup lemon basil cream sauce
1/8 cup diced Roma tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh basil, julienne
1 tablespoon Parmesan parsley mix

In a large metal mixing bowl, combine ingredients, except the mushroom caps.Fold together all ingredients well, until mixture begins to form into a single mass. Place approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixtures into each cap. Place stuffed mushrooms caps on sheet pan stuffing side up.  Bake in oven for 10 minutes at 375 degrees, remove and cool immediately. Ladle heated cream sauce over mushrooms.  Top with diced Roma tomatoes and sprinkle with fresh basil strips. Garnish with parmesan parsley mix.


Carino's Lemon Cream Sauce 
Copycat Recipe

2 tablespoons butter 
2 cloves garlic, minced 
1 cup half-and-half 
1 cup chicken broth 
1/4 cup lemon juice 
2 tablespoons cornstarch 
1/2 teaspoon pepper 
 
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic, and saute 1 to 2 minutes. Add half-and-half and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and cook 8 minutes or until reduced by half. Whisk together lemon juice and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon pepper into butter mixture, and cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.



7 comments:

  1. Way too much pepper, it was overpowering.

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  2. How many does this really make... 65 seems wrong.

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    1. I helped open the first Carino's in lexington. If done properly you will get around 65. I used to make 7-8 trays of these everyday I worked.

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  3. This is incorrect. There were no bread crumbs in the recipe at Carinos.

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    1. Sorry but I was a prep cook there and there were bread crumbs in the recipe.

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  4. I agree with prep cook. I helped open the first Carino's in Lexington, ky. I too uses to prep the mushrooms

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