This pasta dish has everything you need. The thick creamy sauce with the salty and spicy salmon really plays with your taste buds.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Fettuccine pasta, 1/2 of the box
1/3 Cup milk
1/4 Cup reserved pasta cooking water
16 oz Mozzarella and cheddar cheese combo
2 Heaping tablespoons cream cheese
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
2 Salmon fillet slices
Basil Parsley Oregano
Boil a pot of water and add fettuccine pasta with a drop of oil since they tend to stick together. I set the timer because I like the pasta al dente.
While that was going, brush two pieces of salmon fillet with olive oil or you can use Pam oil spray. Before spicing it, I cut slits in the salmon so that it can cook on the skin and remain moist and it will be super easy to take apart later and add to the pasta. I used two spices together to coat the salmon. The first spice is the everyday spice from Trader Joe’s and it basically has a combination of salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and the second one is a favorite of mine. It is the Ossie’s Louisiana Cajun spice (https://www.instagram.com/ossiesfish/ ). Coat the salmon and bake it on 350 degrees for around 25-30 minutes, uncovered.
Back to the pasta, drain the pasta and made the sauce in that same pot reserving some of the pasta cooking water. If you forget and drain it all you can also add flour to thicken the cheese sauce. To the pot I added the milk, pasta cooking water, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, cream cheese, garlic powder, sprinkle of each basil, parsley, and oregano. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well on medium low heat until there are no lumps. Add pasta to cheese and mix. When coated evenly, I put the pasta on a dish and added the salmon chunks on top. They go so well together! You can eat them separately too, but don’t be a party pooper. 😛