Salmon with Caramelized Leeks

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This is an adaptation from a few recipes I've enjoyed. Simple, elegant and delicious. I've served it for guests and picky teens with high praise.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 leeks

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 3 carrots, cut into matchsticks

  • kosher salt to taste

  • 2 pounds salmon fillets

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Trim away the root end, tough outer leaves, and dark green tops of the leeks. Cut the leeks lengthwise into quarters, then crosswise into thirds. Wash the leeks well to remove any grit, and drain in a colander.

  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook and stir the leeks until they have started to soften, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the leeks with brown sugar, and cook until they turn brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the matchstick carrots, sprinkle with kosher salt, and cook and stir until the carrots are tender, about 5 minutes.

  4. Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet, rub the fillets with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the salmon until the flesh is opaque and flakes easily but isn't dry, about 10 minutes per 1 inch of thickness. Remove the cooked fillets to plates, and top each fillet with 1/4 of the caramelized leeks and carrots.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

523 Calories
30g Fat
20g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 523
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 20mg 100%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 994mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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