Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. For the maque choux: In a saute pan, heat the olive oil. When the pan is smoking hot, saute the onions, peppers, and celery for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and corn. Saute for 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and season with Essence. Deglaze with the chicken stock. Bring the sauce up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes. Fold in the butter and crab meat. Reseason if needed. For the marmalade: In a saute pan, heat the olive oil. When the pan is smoking hot, saute the onions for 2 to 3 minutes or until translucent. Add the brown sugar, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, orange juice, orange zest, and spices. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Puree in a blender until smooth. Strain the sauce through a fine sieve. Season with salt and pepper. In a 13-inch by 9-inch glass baking dish, spread the maque choux evenly on the bottom of the pan. Lay the salmon directly on top of the maque choux. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Place the salmon in the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes or until the salmon is no longer translucent. Using a spatula, place one of the salmon/maque choux on a plate. Drizzle the marmalade over the entire salmon. Garnish with sizzled leeks, green onions, and red pepper.
Yield: 4 servings