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.
No. 43: Rock Shrimp Tempura from Morimoto
Each chopstick-sized bite of tender, juicy Florida rock shrimp at Morimoto is lovingly
in the Iron Chef's own version of spicy mayo, a concoction that feels
"aioli" and more like a velvety brushing of peppery sweet-and-sour
sauce. The secret: Grand Marnier and sweetened condensed milk, at least
according to his cookbook. This dish has all the things that make good
bar food work --
spicy, crunchy, fried -- yet, with its edible garnish of bitter endive,
it's far more elegant than a fritter has any right to be. The only
issue is that to eat it, you've got to be a guest or member at the swank
Boca Raton Resort & Club. Either pony up $250 a night for a hotel
room or make friends with a member and you can dine at Morimoto's
luxurious, on-site sushi bar.
Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 44: Daeji bulgogi from Gabose Korean Restaurant
50: Meatballs from Cafe Martorano
56: Foie gras from Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy
57: Jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado
58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory
59: Fish tacos from Tryst
60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe
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Dishes No. 61 through No. 80
Dishes No. 81 through No. 100