#8 Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon at TQLA
The eighth entry on this list proves that pumpkins have more to offer than just tasty orange flesh. One of TQLA’s most popular entrees, the Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon, is a tongue-tingling assortment of seasonings and textures, with an exterior coating of semi-crushed squash seeds.
The lighter, juicier salmon is much enhanced by the nuttier, sharper seeds, which also provide a sharp crunch that contrasts well with the softer filet and fried green tomatoes. A drizzle of tequila butter, a dusting of hothouse peppers and suddenly plain old salmon is wreaking pleasant havoc on your tastebuds. I suggest flipping the whole fish a few times as to infuse the underlying creamy green chile mashed potatoes with stray seeds and excess butter.
Drinking at least two of TQLA’s peach margaritas only enhances the overall experience.