As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to John.Linn@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

100 Favorite Dishes: Curry Golden Crab From Bamboo Fire

No. 72: Curry Golden Crab From Bamboo Fire

It's impossible to eat a plate of curried golden crab, a special dish at Delray Beach's Bamboo Fire, and stay

clean. After you're done with the savory, spicy dish, you'll literally be covered in crab

shrapnel and curry sauce. To get at the meat, you have to first extract

it from the shell, which stewed in a delicious, Caribbean-inspired curry. It's full of cumin and coriander, little bits of onion and spicy habanero. And when all those spices work their way into the juicy, tender crab meat, perfuming it, the result is a spicy ode to the sea that's worth getting messy for.

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 73: Grilled squid from Sushi Bon
No. 74: Beef pho from Basilic Vietnamese Grill
No. 75: Stuffed poblano from Canyon
No. 76: Raja tamales from Chini's Burritos
No. 77: Udon soup from Sushi 1
No. 78: Steak fries from Maguire's Hill 16
No. 79: Cheesesteak from Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies
No. 80: Sliders from Zed451
Favorite Dishes No. 81 though No. 100

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