Salmon and Spinach and Bananas, Oh my!

Well, well, well. Another week, another busy Monday, another pretty delicious dinner. After my fiasco of a week last week, my agenda is much clearer this week, so hopefully I’ll be cooking some delicious stuff every day! I’m going to try really hard to be proactive this week and try to get things done in advance because next week is going to be rough if I don’t…

But on the menu tonight was some spinach and salmon! I had the filet defrosting in the fridge today, and a half a bag left of spinach that was about to go bad from Trader Joe’s. I started off with sauteing 1/2 a diced red onion and garlic in a little bit of EVOO.

photo 4(3)Side note: red onions might be my new favorite onion. I am, as you know mom, a big fan of onions. They go with basically any other vegetable, any meat, and even some fish! I usually cook with yellow onions or sweet onions, but then I wanted to make my posts more colorful and now I’m addicted! They’re so sweet and crunchy!!

While the onions cook a little (but not too much!) melt a little tiny bit of butter in another pan and season your filet. I was lazy hungry resourceful and only seasoned the non-skin side because I don’t eat the skin.

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Black Lava Sea Salt, Dried Basil Leaves, Pampered Chef Herbs of Provence, Kosher Salt, and Garlic Powder

Put a moderate amount on the salmon, then cook in the pan for ~5 minute on each side. I think I cooked it too long or not enough or something because it was a teensy bit dry, but that must come with practice.
Now, just before the salmon is done cooking, add spinach to the onions and garlic. Mix it up and cook it down.

photo 1(6)YUM SPINACH.

And then place on a plate an enjoy!

photo 5(3)Again, the salmon filet was a little dry but very, very well seasoned. The vegetables were particularly divine. I go through so much spinach, lately, but it’s just so good!

Then I had a real hankering for dessert and tried to make frozen banana “ice cream” with peanut butter.

photo 1(7)Step 1: Take frozen banana out of  your freezer and cut into chunks. Pro Tip (which I learned the hard way…): Peel banana before freezing. Peeling a frozen banana is neither fun nor easy…

photo 2(3)Step 2: Add peanut butter and a little drizzle of honey. Like, I’m talking <1/8 tsp here, people. Pro Tip: This step was a mistake. Add peanut butter after Step 3 next time…

Step 3: Try to blend in Magic Bullet. MB makes terrible noises so stop halfway through and call it a “Chunky Monkey Frozen Thing”

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Step 4: Feel pretty damn proud, because despite it not turning out as planned, it was still sweet and satisfying and delicious.

Step 5: Pour a glass of wine, procrastinate for hours, write your blog post and go to bed! 🙂


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