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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Tuscan Porterhouse Steak




TUSCAN PORTERHOUSE STEAK

Serves 2

1 (1 1/2-pound) porterhouse steak (1 to 1 1/4-inches thick)
2 teaspoons black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces, divided
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 (4-inch) sprigs fresh rosemary
5 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 cup medium-bodied dry red wine (such as Chianti, Rioja, or merlot)
1 cup low sodium chicken broth


Let steak sit at room temperature 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Pat steak dry and season both sides with peppercorns and kosher salt. Heat oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in skillet over medium heat until butter melts. Add rosemary, thyme, and garlic and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until herbs and garlic are fragrant, about 1 minute. Add steak and cook until nicely browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer skillet to oven and cook until an instant-read thermometer registers 110 degrees for medium rare, about 5 minutes (or 120 degrees for medium, about 10 minutes).
Transfer steak with tongs to a small platter, reserving skillet, and let rest 10 minutes.

While steak rests, pour off oil from skillet, leaving garlic and herbs in skillet. Add wine and boil over medium-high heat, scraping up browned bits, until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and any meat juices from platter and boil until reduced by half, 5 to 6 minutes. Whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons butter until incorporated, then season with salt and keep warm.

To carve: Transfer the steak to a cutting board and cut meat off both sides of the bone (you should have two solid pieces of steak). Thinly slice each piece, then rearrange the slices around the bone on a platter. Drizzle with the jus.






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