Ingredients
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

4 (6-oz) salmon fillets, patted dry with paper towels

3 tbsp. butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 c. halved cherry tomatoes

3 c. baby spinach

1/2 c. heavy cream

1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan

2 tbsp. Melanie’s Medleys Garlic & Herb or Plain Cream Cheese

Basil for garnish

½ lemon

Salt

Pepper

 

Directions
  1. In a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season salmon all over with salt and pepper. When oil is shimmering but not smoking, add salmon skin side up and cook until deeply golden, about 6 minutes. Flip over and cook 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add butter. When butter has melted, stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tomatoes are beginning to burst, then add spinach. Cook until spinach is beginning to wilt.
  3. Stir in heavy cream, Parmesan and cream cheese and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.
  4. Return salmon back to skillet and spoon over sauce. Simmer until salmon is cooked through, about 3 minutes more.
  5. Garnish with basil and squeeze lemon on top before serving.