This recipe was a new one for me, I wasn’t even sure how to say it at first… (Saul-Tim-Bow-Ka)… I am not as familiar with Italian cuisine as I’d like to be because for a large portion of my life, the extent of my experiences with Italian food centered around pizza and an occasional trip to the Olive Garden. Neither are the most authentic representations of Italian food, but for me they were the gateway into the deliciousness.
This recipe is equally perfect for family dinners as it for a romantic date night. Speaking of date nights; for one of my first few dates with Lauren, I invited her over to watch a movie at my apartment, and I’d cook dinner. I had a nice three course meal planned out, it was going to be perfect. But awkwardness is my superpower, and nothing starts a date quite like dropping the first course of the floor. Of course we made up for the missing course by eating a double serving of dessert, and the date didn’t go as terrible as I thought it had because Lauren recently let me know the face I made as the appetizers hit the floor was one of the cutest things she’d ever seen. At least my awkwardness is endearing.
Tomatoes are somewhat polarizing on the Keto diet, but if it fits your macros… go for it. I make room in my macros for tomatoes, because studies have shown they are very effective in preventing skin cancer. That’s important to me because my first part-time job in high school was working as a lifeguard, and I spent 7 summers getting sunburnt, never tan… just constantly red. Anyway I hope you’ll give this delicious chicken saltimbocca a try, and let me know your favorite Italian recipe in the comments below.