Salmon with Leeks and Carrots

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.

Ingredients:
2 leeks
4 carrots
1lb of salmon
fresh dill
1/4 c brown sugar
salt
pepper
evoo

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Discard both ends of leeks and cut remaining portion into match sticks. Do the same with carrots.

Matchstick leeks and 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.

salmon with 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.

Sauted carrots & leeks 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.

Salmon with Leeks and CarrotsWhat are your favorite winter vegetables?

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