Prepare Red Bell Pepper Coulis; set aside. Slice zucchini lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick strips, stopping at the inside part of the zucchini containing the seeds; discard middle portions. Cut strips lengthwise into long, thin "noodles"; set aside.
Combine lime juice and next 4 ingredients (lime juice through garlic) in a small bowl. Rub salmon with juice mixture. Dredge salmon in flour. Melt 2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon; sauté 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove salmon from skillet. Set aside; keep warm.
Melt 1 teaspoon butter in skillet. Add zucchini noodles; sauté 4 minutes or until wilted, tossing gently.
Spoon Red Bell Pepper Coulis onto 6 serving plates. Top with zucchini noodles and salmon. Garnish with chopped parsley and freshly ground pepper, if desired.
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Not sure what recipe the other review was talking about. The blender pureed the coulis perfectly I didn't even strain it, and a light coat of flour sauteed in butter made the salmon "retaurant" quality. This was very easy for the how impressive it is.
Having a julianne begtablke peerler was a key to the easy of this recipe. I had the whole meal on the table in about 30mins.
After the rave reviews, I was really disappointed with this recipe. The zucchini "noodles" are a cool idea I would use again. The salmon recipe looked wonderful, but rolling salmon in flour and then pan searing is just not a good idea. It came out dry and fluor-y and didn't taste like salmon. I would much rather use similar ingredients (garlic, shallots, lemon juice, etc.) to marinate and then bake or grill. The coulis was OK, but it was a lot of work, and I had a hard time making it smooth. Even after straining twice, it felt too chunky. And I would definitely recommend adding the vinegar a little at a time--I added the 2 T all at once, and the balsamic overpowered the other, more delicate flavors. Overall, a good idea for a complete meal combination, but needs a lot of tweaking to be a winner in my book.
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