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.




Pan Seared Cod

Pan Seared Cod
Johnny Carino Recipe

Serves 4                                             

4 pieces cod or any other white fish you like
salt and pepper as needed
3 red bell peppers chopped and roasted
2 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/3 cup basil leaves
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons canola oil
Pam as needed

Add oil to a pan and heat 30 seconds  Add in garlic and peppers and sauté   Add mix to a blender and puree slowly.  Add in stock, basil, vinegar, salt and blacked pepper and continue to puree.  Place into sauce pan and heat and hold for fish.  Season fish with salt and pepper.  Spray fish with pam and than place canola oil into pan for 30 seconds.  Place fish in pan and cook until golden brown.  Flip and repeat. Place the sauce on top of the fish and garnish with your choice of herbs

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