Mother’s Day month! Okay, week. Well, it’s this weekend. Still six days away. Whatever.
This week I’ve got two (2! TWO.) recipes that I believe would be straight diviiiine for Mother’s Day. Both simple, both lovely, both healthy, both motherly. They’re not motherly. They’re people-y. Well, they’re female-y. Feminine. Girly. Because sprouts.
Have you ever had seared polenta rounds at breakfast?
Don’t let me down here, guys.
POLENTA ROUNDS FOR BREAKFAST ARE YOUR NEW LIFE.
This whole mess is so my steez. I eat smoked salmon almost e-VERY-day. And then I read somewhere that it can make you dumb. So I got nervous, and strangely forgetful one week a long time ago, did more research, and read that it was a myth.
Smoked salmon for pleb! I mean prez. Pres. President.
Sauté your kale. This is right out of the bag and into a tiny bit of olive oil. Add a Tbs. of water to hurry up the wilting. Pinch of salt and you’re dunzo.
Now, in the same skillet, sear your polenta rounds. These are like, 1/2 an inch thick, and straight from the polenta log. You can even buy them flavored! I like the original. The OG. Did I say that right?
And honestly, this is all about the layering. Kale on the bottom, three crispy polenta rounds arranged on top, a nice thick layer of smoked salmon on top of the polenta, and a scattering of sprouts and thiiiinly sliced red onion to finish!
Ugh, you’ve got crunch, warmth, earthy, crispy, cool, creamy, and fresh.
And then there’s the breakfast! (ba-domp.)
I’m a firm believer in sliced or cubed avocado with ERRTHANG, so arrange some pretty slices next to the main show. And then a hard-boiled (or soft-boiled!) egg nestled in and BABE. This is special. Just like mama. (<–ew.)
And you don’t even need a sauce, ya know? Maybe a squeeze of fresh lemon, but that’s it! The individual flavors from the crispy, roasted corn polenta, to the earthy, wilted kale, to the cool, creamy salmon? Girl please.
So easy and beautiful. Add about 18 mimosas and you’re doing it right.
We can start Mother’s Day early, right?
I am DYING for you to get in that.