My boss gave me this recipe and declared it foolproof and a guaranteed hit. I made it last night and she was dead on. This recipe is perfect for this time of year when carrots and leeks are in season.
1lb of salmon
1/4 c brown sugar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Discard both ends of leeks and cut remaining portion into match sticks. Do the same with carrots.
Heat evoo over medium heat in large saute pan and saute leeks and carrots with salt and pepper until soft. This took me about 7 minutes while constantly stirring so leeks didn’t burn. While veggies are cooking place tin foil on a cookie sheet. After a quick hit of cooking spray, place salmon (skin side down) in the middle of the tin foil. Season with salt and pepper and a few sprigs of dill.
When veggies are cooked, turn heat to low and add about 1/4c of brown sugar and fresh dill to saute pan. Stir until dissolved. Pour veggies over salmon.
Fold foil around salmon creating a package that will keep heat in. Cook for 10-12 minutes depending on how done you like your salmon.
I ate this with some plain orzo and it was a perfect compliment to the sweet veggies.