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.




Jalapeño Garlic Tilapia

Carino's Jalapeño Garlic Tilapia
Copycat Recipe

Serves 1

2 tablespoons melted margarine
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 cup lemon butter
1 tilapia
5 oz angel hair pasta (cooked)
2 tablespoons chopped jalapenos
2 tablespoons chopped Roma tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped spinach
parsley garnish
1/4 teaspoon saute spice

To a heated sauté pan, add margarine, garlic and tilapia.Once the bottom of the tilapia has cooked, flip the tilapia over in the pan and add jalapeños, spinach and sauté spice. Heat pasta in boiling water until heated and drain well.Place pasta in a bed in center of plate once tilapia starts to flake throughout, add cream and lemon butter. Let sauce reduce until thickened. Place tilapia fillets over bed of pasta. Pour sauce evenly over center. Garnish with Roma tomatoes and fresh parsley.


  1. it a combination seasoning they use on all their food, which i have no idea whats in it.

  2. you're supposed to know what saute spice is duh.. it's a spice used for saute-ing... I knew that when i was a baby