Foodie Friday: Cooking with Carrabba’s

Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 6:59 AM CST
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Towards the end of January, resolutions like eating healthy might start to fade out. However, with delicious meals from Carrabba’s, they don’t have to.

Marcell Morales, the owner of the Panama City Beach Carrabba’s Italian Grill, stopped by the studio to show viewers how to prepare a few dishes under 500 calories.

You can follow Morales’s motto, “2023 is for me” and cook, or dine out, for healthy meals that don’t have to be boring.

Morales featured the Chicken Marsala, Tuscan-Grilled Pork Chop, and his favorite Chicken Bryann off the Carrabba’s menu.

For the NewsChannel 7 Today team, he prepared the signature seafood dish, Mahi Wulfe.

The recipe is below:

WULFE SAUCE INGREDIENTS: 1 Tablespoon Butter, ¼ cup White Onion finely chopped, 3 large cloves Garlic finely chopped, ½ cup White Wine, ¼ cup Lemon Juice, ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt, ¼ teaspoon White Pepper, ½ cup (1 stick) Cold Butter, cut into chunks, ½ cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes, julienned, 2 each Artichoke Hearts, quartered, 3 each Basil Leaves, chopped.

Method: In a medium skillet. Melt 1 tablespoon butter and add onion and garlic. Sauté for about 1 minute, until onions begin to soften. Add wine, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Simmer and reduce, occasionally stirring, for another 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and gradually add the chunks of cold butter until they melt entirely, don’t get the sauce too hot or it will break. Add the sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and basil, and mix well. Set aside.

BREADCRUMB MIXTURE INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup of Unseasoned Breadcrumbs, 2 Weight Ounces Garlic Finely Chopped, ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt, Pinch Black Pepper (Fresh Ground), 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil.

Method: Thoroughly combine DRY ingredients in a large mixing bowl then mix with oils. Set aside.

WULFE MAHI INGREDIENTS: 1 Each Fresh Mahi Filet cut into 7-ounce portions, Kosher Salt, White Pepper, and Breadcrumbs Mixture.

Method: Lightly season fish with kosher salt, and white pepper. Dredge in the breadcrumb mixture and coat well, using your hand to pack it down so that the breadcrumbs stick. Grill the fish for about 4 minutes on each side. Top with the Wulfe sauce and serve immediately.

Watch the videos attached for healthy cooking tips on this Foodie Friday.