Salmon Tandoori @ "Taste of the Himalayas" in La Jolla, CA
As the year came to a close, we decided to trek down to one of our favorite spots in southern California - La Jolla (San Diego). A cool, misty mini-hike around the scenic bluffs of Torrey Pines got our energy high and our stomachs growling! So we made our way to downtown La Jolla and to our old time favorite restaurant: "Taste of the Himalayas" (https://www.yelp.com/biz/taste-of-the-himalayas-la-jolla-2) (http://www.tasteofthehimalayassandiego.com/)
We were eager to start eating so we ordered an appetizer of samosas - and though not greater than normal - something about the piping hot crispy, potato-ey samosas - especially on a chilly, gray afternoon - felt quite satisfying! After a few more minutes of waiting and the arrival of another so-so dish (Paneer achari - pickled sauce) - came out the sizzling platter we had driven all this way for!
I started making space on the table a few seconds before the dish (Salmon Tandoori) arrived - simply because my ears perked up and I could hear the sizzling plate making its way out of the kitchen. The bubbling hot cast iron skillet showed up and the vegetables at the bottom were still sizzling around browning themselves! The tender, perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned plump little pieces of salmon rested gently on top of the medley of veggies.
The hubby and I took about 5 seconds ogling the dish, grinning at each other, and dug right in! The succulent fish, the crispy carrots, sweet onions, and various other veggies melted in our mouths as we rapidly worked our way through the meal. Moments later we sat back - our mouths full, stomachs happy, hearts satisfied! What a great end to the year - what a great moment to look forward to a new year. I hope our days are always filled with such meals - delicious, soul satisfying, delectable delights!