Do at-home takes on popular restaurant dishes count as DIY? Maybe not, but this is something Robert and I have been enjoying recently.
The last time we were at Carrabba’s Robert and I both noted how much we liked their herb mix. Being the savvy iPhone user that I am curious, I Googled it and found it was made of equal parts crushed red pepper, ground black pepper, oregano, rosemary, basil, parsley, garlic powder & kosher salt. My spice rack only had some of that, but what it did have was McCormick’s Salt-Free Garlic & Herb Seasoning, which has all of those except the salt. Score! So being lazy and hungry frugal we used that, with a little garlic salt, and it was pretty close!
I believe Carrabba’s usually uses sourdough bread, but sometimes we like to change things up a little, so last night we used Tuscan Garlic Loaf from Publix, and it was awesome! (For anyone who doesn’t have Publix, this bread has whole cloves of garlic in it, and it is amazing even without the herb mix.) Also, we use Newman’s Own Extra Virgin Olive Oil when we make this, but I’m thinking of trying it with the sundried tomato olive oil we got at Whole Foods.