This Gluten-Free Chicken Scallopine with Meyer Lemon Sauce is a lightened up version of a traditional Italian-American recipe.
Today’s post is dedicated to Pasquale or Patsy as he was lovingly called. Pasquale passed away last Friday at the age of 87. He was a fun loving Italian man, the father of one of my best friends, who had a passion for life that was infectious. So full of life, always animated and an incredibly loving father and grandfather to my friend’s children.
I first met Pasquale over ten years ago. His eyes would light up whenever I saw him and he would pretend to speak Chinese to me. Of course, I always humored him and would pretend I understood what he was saying.
If you ever meet my girlfriend and her sister, you’ll instantly feel the warmth that they generate and you will soon be gifted with their generous spirit. I know Pasquale was so proud of his daughters, and that all the hard work it took raising them as an immigrant from Italy paid off. I will miss Pasquale’s crazy fun-loving spirit, but I know he’s in a better place now.
I made this Chicken Scallopine with Meyer Lemon Sauce for my friend and her family on Friday, hoping to provide some comfort food during this tough time. After making it, I thought to myself – what am I doing…a Chinese American making Italian food for an Italian family? I was so relieved when my friend and her sister told me it tasted just like Italian food should.
I show love through my cooking, so I’m glad my friend and her family enjoyed it. The special touch in this recipe were the Meyer lemons, which I think are more fragrant than most lemons.