This dish is so delicious with a unique twist. The spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta. Believe me, you won’t miss the noodles.
1 to 2 jars of Alfredo sauce (I had one small jar so I had to build the sauce up.)
1 large or 2 small fillets of salmon
1 small onion
Minced garlic to taste
2-pound spaghetti squash
Parmesan and romano cheese
Fresh or dried rosemary ( I used fresh rosemary since I had it.)
Parsley, oregano, and basil
lemon and red pepper seasoning
Red pepper flakes
Mrs. Dash salt-free seasoning
Fresh ground black pepper
Cut the spaghetti squash in half, and place it in about an inch of water. I couldn’t find my large baking dish, so I had to use two separate baking dishes. (It was ratchet, but it worked.) Let the spaghetti cook on 400 degrees for an hour. It’s done if you can slide your knife in and out of the shell of the spaghetti squash with ease.
In the meantime, I heat up a pan, add olive oil and cook my salmon. I cook my salmon with the skin down first and then flip to cook the top. I added lemon pepper seasoning and rosemary sea salt.
I picked up these two seasoning jars from Tuesday morning for $1.99 each. They have a variety of flavored sea salts. I chose rosemary for this dish.
Once the salmon is done, I remove it from the pan and add a little olive oil to cook my onion. I add the alfredo sauce, minced garlic, broccoli, and seasonings. I fell short with just one jar of alfredo sauce, so I had to add loads of Parmesan Romano and water. ( I didn’t have milk.) Basically, I had to season and build up the alfredo sauce. So once your sauce is good, add your cooked salmon which has been cut into bite size pieces, and let the sauce simmer on low for about ten to fifteen minutes.
Back to the spaghetti squash. Take a fork and scoop those spaghetti strands out. I actually grew up eating spaghetti squash. My grandmother would replace spaghetti noodles with spaghetti squash from time to time. As many of you might know, I don’t like to mix my sauces with my noodles.
One reason is that I season each layer of my dishes. I plan to eat this spaghetti squash by itself as well, so I seasoned it with olive oil, rosemary salt, fresh ground pepper, and parsley. It is so good.
Lay down a layer of spaghetti squash, and scoop on the sauce. Absolutely delicious!