Valentine's Day Dinner: Seared Salmon over Zucchini Spaghetti
Today’s recipe provides the basis for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two. Experts on female libido say, omega-3s may serve as aids to renewed romance.
We'll reserve judgement on that, but not on the deliciousness of this dinner!
Seared Salmon over Zucchini Spaghetti
Adapted from a recipe by Chef Deborah Miller of Sur La Table.
4 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 (4‒6 oz) wild Salmon fillet portions, without skin
Sea salt and organic coarse ground black pepper to taste
3‒4 cloves garlic (or 2 large), minced, divided
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon lemon zest, divided
2 small green zucchini (or 1 zucchini and 1 yellow squash), cut into 1/8" strips
1 tablespoons chicken stock or broth
1 teaspoon butter
1 small shallot, minced
2‒3 small ripe tomatoes, seeded* and diced into ¼" inch cubes
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons fresh basil chiffonade*
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (good quality)
1/2 small lemon, juiced
*Cut into long, thin strips. Stack leaves, roll them tightly, and then cut across the rolled leaves with a sharp knife, producing fine ribbons