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My family could have their own reality show.

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Well, we could, but we shouldn’t because I would be mortified revealing my crazy, insane and just plain NOT NORMAL family. Seriously mortified.

I love them, but jeez we have a lot of different personalities going on in our house now. And my mom? Well, she just thinks it’s all great. I look at my dad and I am like, “is she crazy?”, and I think we are both in agreement that yes, she is. Very soon the house will be even more full. Every single one of my siblings will be home… at the same time… for an undefined amount of time… all nine Gerard’s. PLUS my Mimi Gerard – my dad’s mom is headed out on June 3rd (yes, now we are at 10 Gerard’s) with my brother Creighton who went back to Cleveland for a visit. If you happen to know my Mimi than you know what a big deal it is that she is actually getting on a plane and flying from Cleveland to Colorado. Not only will this be her first time out to visit us, this will be her first time seeing the Rocky Mountains!

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And if you don’t know Mimi, than just know that this is a very big deal and umm….it’s going to be a very interesting week.

If things begin to seem a little weird, or my photos have people’s hands digging for food in them, or if my posts just start to be completely all over the place (oh wait, that happens anyway) than I am apologizing in advance. Let’s just say it’s going to be a crazy hectic June.

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I mean, could the barn please just be ready?? Like now? It just can’t be finished fast enough!

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Also, you should know that there are about a million and one things I would like to tell you guys right now, but in fear of my siblings never talking to me again, I am keeping shut. But you guys, we are all SO different. Some more than others and me especially. It is super hard for me to see things the way my brothers do. And let’s just say it this way, there may, or may not, be an Olympic medalist staying with us who is dating my eighteen year old brother. Yeah, we make it work…

Sort of. It’s a little dysfunctional, but what loving family isn’t?

Oh yours? Well, umm do you have siblings then? Cause I am thinking you don’t.

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Anyway, it is safe to say these salmon burger lettuce wraps were not really a hit with anyone other than Dad, Brendan and me. The rest of them run in fear of anything with gills so I gave them the chicken version. But in all honesty, the boys (Kai and Red) only ate the chicken. I’m being serious, they don’t do anything with color. So annoying.

But us fish people loved these. Even my mom who had the chicken version (with all the toppings and such) loved the wraps too. They are light and fresh, making them perfect for hot nights. Oh, and the leftover patties, they make the perfect lunch salad.

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The wraps are pretty easy to make, but the sweet potato straws do take a little tender loving care. I don’t have a mandolin, so I had to hand cut those thin little straws. It’s totally worth it though because they are so good. Addicting actually, and they make the perfect topper for these wraps.

Oh, and I am aware that these may seem a little odd to some of you, but sometimes odd foods are just really amazingly good. And this is one of those times.

Plus there is goat cheese. Goat cheese makes everything taste better.

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Curried Salmon Burger Lettuce Wraps w/Crispy Sweet Potato Straws + Goat cheese.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Burgers
Calories Per Serving: 533 kcal

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Ingredients

Crispy Sweet Potato Straws

Salmon Burgers

  • 1 pound wild caught salmon skin removed
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs use gluten free bread crumbs if needed
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons thai red curry paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced or grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1/2 of a hot house cucumber sliced
  • 1 small mango skin removed + sliced
  • 1/4 cup cashews chopped
  • 4 ounces goat cheese crumbled

Minted Yogurt

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Slice the sweet potatoes into 1/8 inch thick straws or use a mandolin slicer and do the same. Place the straws on a baking sheet and toss them with the melted coconut oil, curry powder, salt and pepper. Toss well. Divide the straws between two baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, toss, and then bake another 15-20 minutes more or until just beginning to crisp on the edges.
  • Meanwhile add the salmon to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until it’s somewhat ground. You can also chop the salmon very finely with a sharp knife.
  • Remove and add the chopped salmon to a bowl with the Panko bread crumbs, parmesan, thai red curry paste, fish sauce, ginger and garlic. Mix with a spoon until just combined. Form into 4 equally sized burgers. Heat a skillet (or grill) over medium-high heat with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Cook burgers on each side until golden, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • In a bowl mix together the yogurt, mint, crushed red pepper, lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • To assemble the wraps place a salmon patty on a leaf of lettuce. Add a dollop of the minted yogurt, a few slices of cucumber + mango. Top with the crispy sweet potato straws and a sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese.

Notes

*Crispy Sweet Potatoes Straws adapted from [Edible Perspective | http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2014/3/19/crispy-sweet-potato-straws-3-ways.html]

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And really, don’t those sweet potatoes just look so good?!?!

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  1. 5 stars
    Just loved the combination of sweet, salty, & spiced in a great light dinner option. Could also be prepared in advance so saves time and lets you enjoy the company around.

  2. Your salmon burgers and sweet potato fries look absolutely delicious. You are so creative with your recipes.

  3. yay, tieghan! 😀 and now, in celebration, i will make your “idiot proof” choc oatmeal bars and then prolly eat half of them and then feel like, sooo guilty and go do cross fit and then feel all hungry again and eat the other half. yay! chocolate! “-)

  4. tieghan! these were AMAAAAAAZING and the sp straws were the perfect texture complement…nice and crunchy w/ the softie lettuce wraps. your pix are fab – bright, well composed…everything looks ready-to-eat. super job!

    onnnnneee request and it’s just a naggy web thing…and it might just be a naggy web thing for cinema display visitors only. but can you maybe change the “light blue/light turquoise” accent blue you use for your nav, up top and make it just a pinch darker? the blue in THIS text?
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    it is sooo light it’s like, neon. can’t see it. 🙁 i hope you don’t mind the request. i totally heart this blog. best, t! 🙂

  5. You know sometimes I feel like I am really missing out on all the craziness that others experience! I am an only child and it does get really boring sometimes! I have friends who keep fighting with their siblings and I’m like…Gahhhh i wish i could do it too!!!! These wraps looks delicious! I’m not a seafood eater as well, so I guess I’m going to be making these in chicken version too! 🙂

  6. This looks fantastic. I’m looking forward to seeing your photos with everyone digging in!! 🙂

  7. These look absolutely fantastic, and I cannot wait to give them a whirl myself. So I have to gush for a moment…I know I’m echoing the legions already here, but I seriously adore your blog. It’s so inspiring! I moved to Japan from America three years ago, right after university, and it was the first time I’d ever lived alone without a meal plan (or my mum) to rely on for food. And at that point, I could barely boil spaghetti correctly, let alone put together a full meal. I’ve improved by leaps and bounds since then, and your blog is definitely one of major reasons I’ve tried to learn to cook. Your creations are always so gorgeous and just as delicious. (I made your naan the other night for friends, and they could not stop raving about it.)

    So hopefully without sounding too clichéd…seriously, you are awesome and so freaking inspiring. It’s so obvious that you love what you’re doing, and I hope it always stays like that! 🙂

    1. AWW! THNAK YOU! Such a sweet comment and it made my Friday night! 🙂
      That makes me so happy you are learning to cook. Cooking at home is the best! 🙂
      Thanks again and have a great weekend!

  8. These look awesome! Curious, what kind of chicken did you use for the chicken version you served the rest of your fam? Thanks so much!

    1. I just used boneless, skinless chicken breast, but you could use ground chicken and make them into patties.
      Hope you love these!

  9. Looks delish! But where do the cashews come in? They are written in the recipe, but not in the directions. Are they just a garnish?

  10. I love lettuce wraps so these burgers are calling my name. And the sweet potato straws – love!

  11. Oh wow. I just kept getting more and more excited the further I read down the ingredients list. This dish is the bomb! That patty with Asian flavors, curry flavored sweet potatoes, MANGO, cheese and mint yogurt…I want this now!

  12. Oh my goodness, this made me laugh! Especially the part about the Olympic athlete. In my house, it’s just me and my younger brother, and we’re super close (but we butt heads all the time!), but sometimes, we talk about how much fun it would be if we had a bunch more siblings. Crazy but fun, right?

  13. This is such a great recipe. I can see me making it for a summer bbq. Definitely pinning for later. 🙂

  14. Love this recipe, Tieghan. As for family, Matt is from a huge one and I love it when everyone is together. It’s so much fun, even with everyone’s different views and personality. You are so lucky!

    1. I am!! And I hear Mat had Nine siblings! He has me beat by two!!

      Thanks Naomi! Hope the little guys is doing good! 🙂

  15. I think every family has a little element of weird…and that’s totally ok. I love how unique your ingredient combinations are. I’m totally feeling this salmon burger/creamy goat cheese/crispy sweet potato strings combo…fabulous!

  16. Loving those sweet potato straws! I think I’d like to eat just a gigantic bowl of those, although the rest looks phenomenal too! But I would be with your mom — I wish I could make myself love it but I’m just not a seafood girl!

  17. These burgers sound amazing…I love that you have so many people in your home…I thrive on chaos and hate it when the house is “peaceful and quiet” the louder the better…

  18. This looks outstanding! Those crispy shoestring fries!!! Plus I love curry and lettuce wraps. Yum!

  19. This looks so good! I’m on Weight Watchers too right now so 86ing the bun will help the points!

  20. Oh man, your June DOES sound like it’s going to be nuts! I feel the same about my family too…I love them, but they are totally insane!
    Almost as insane as these burgers. AND, in the BEST possible way ever. Love Salmon, LOVE lettuce wraps and LOVE sweet potatoes and goat cheese. This is EPIC. Pinned!