Help me with my craving
No, I'm not pregnant, but I definitely have a craving for salmon and corn meal.
I don't know where to find regular cornmeal to make muffins with here, but polenta is easy to get. I don't know how muffins made of polenta would turn out.
Can anyone suggest a good, not-too-difficult meal that includes these two ingredients?
polenta is simply coarsely ground cornmeal - if you really want to make muffins (or cornbread), you can just grind the polenta in the food processor to get a finer texture.
as an alternative to what greygarious suggested, i'd make salmon cakes. you can grind the polenta a little finer and use it as the binding agent instead of bread crumbs. a light coating on the outside will give you a nice crispy crust as well.
if you want to keep it super-simple, just crust salmon fillets or steaks with the cornmeal (season them first with salt & pepper), saute to get a nice crust oon both sides, and finish in the oven.
Pan-Fried Cornmeal-Encrusted Salmon
Seared Salmon with Salsa Verde
However, I can't image a town in Texas that would carry poleta and not cornmeal. Ask on the Texas board what stores near you sell cornmeal.
We use polenta for chipotle cornbread. You could also grind it finer if you have a coffee/spice grinder.