Fried Shrimp Flatbreads with Spicy Cardamom Sauce
This was followed by a quick scan of the ingredient list, which intrigued me even more once I saw that the dish included some of my very favorite foods: cardamom, Thai chilies, avocado, mint, lots of garlic, fried shrimp, and pickled onion. A fancy sandwich that requires lots of toppings? My favorite!
, the famous sandwich spot in Los Angeles. Some of my favorite elements of the dish were the two sauces, which balanced each other out very well–a spicy, lemony-garlic sauce spiced with Thai chilies, cumin and cardamom and a mellow, rich creme fraiche sauce flavored with fresh chives, mint and thinned with a touch of buttermilk.
Overall, it was a really fun dish to put together and a nice change in our dinner routine–the fact that it was relatively simple and time friendly gave it extra bonus points. Although I followed the recipe very closely, here are a few suggestions I picked up along the way in case any of you decide to give it a try: