Seared Salmon with Zucchini Noodles

A few of you may know that I'm a big fan of substituting pasta or noodles with zucchini. It tastes fresher, feels lighter and is much better for you.

I was browsing for inspiration for tonight's dinner and thought I'd share what I'm having.

It's quick.

It's tasty.

It's healthy.

WIN!

 

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon pieces
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 lemon, zested and sliced into thin wheels
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. red pepper chili flakes
  • 1/4 c. chopped parsley
  • Flaky sea salt, for garnish
  • Lemon zest, for garnish

Directions

  1. Season salmon with 2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
  2. Trim one end of each zucchini and insert into a spiralizer. Turn to create noodles. If noodles are very long, cut them to approximately 7". Place noodles in a collander and season with 1 tablespoon salt. Mix gently to ensure all noodles are well seasoned to help remove excess moisture from zucchini. Set aside and let noodles drain over a dish.
  3. Preheat a frypan over high heat. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil until very hot . Sear salmon on each side for 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let rest.
  4. Meanwhile, drain zucchini noodles and pat dry with paper towels to remove as much water as possible. In the same frypan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add lemon slices and sauté quickly to deglaze the pan. Add garlic, chili, and noodles. Stir fry for 3 to 5 minutes until garlic is cooked and noodles are al dente.
  5. Serve salmon on bed of noodles and garnish with parsley, flaky salt, and pinch of lemon zest.

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