You guyssssss! This salmon. That polenta. YAAAAAS. Get at me.
It's so easy and there are only 6 ingredients! I've found (during my short time in the real world) that making dinner for yourself after a long day of work can be a real biotch. I mean, it can really blow. I have to stop myself from pulling into Taco Bell on the way home from the office on a fairly regualr basis. And I've also found it's tough to cook for one! So as a result this has turned into my favorite weeknight meal as of late. It's quick, it's healthy, it makes me feel like a grown up... I don't know. I get so many feels from this dinner. You will too.
So for all muh I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T girls out there who've got their own house, they've got their own car, two jobs, works hard... And has zero interest in slaving over a fussy solo weeknight dinner... This ones for you.
- 4-6 oz. Salmon Filet
- Polenta (Corn Grits)
- 1 1/4 cup Water
- 1/4 Part Skin Ricotta Cheese
- Cherry Tomatoes, halved
- Minced Garlic
- Heat oil in a skillet
- Season salmon with salt and pepper
- Place salmon, skin side down, and let sit (Don't flip!!!!) until half way cooked**
(Depending on thickness, this should take about 4 1/2- 5 minutes until you're ready to flip)
- Flip salmon and let cook through
- Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup polenta and 1 1/4 cup water in a microwave safe bowl
- Cover and cook for 6 minutes
- Remove from microwave and immediately stir in 1/4 cup ricotta
- Season with salt and pepper (I love using garlic salt for this!)
- Let salmon rest on cutting board for 5-10 minutes
- Meanwhile, sautee spinach with minced garlic and sliced cherry tomatoes
- Dollop polenta on a plate, top with spinach and tomatoes, and finish with salmon. Squeeze a lemon on top if that's your thing. (It's my thing).
**= VERY IMPORTANT. Don't mess around with your fish when you put it in the pan. It's the worst thing you can do! It ruins the sear and messes with the quality if you keep flipping it around. Let it sit, and you can see on the side when the salmon is cooked 3/4 of the way through. That's when you'll know it's time to flip.