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100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes: Rock Shrimp Tempura From Morimoto

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 [email protected].

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

less like

"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

No. 45: Coco bread from Charlie's Pastries

No. 46: Spare ribs from Troy's Bar-Be-Que

No. 47: Vegetarian reuben from Sara's

No. 48: Key lime pie from Le Tub

No. 49: Uni Angel Hair Pasta from Hiro's Yakko-San


50: Meatballs from Cafe Martorano

No. 51: Burger from Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House

No. 52: Lunch specials from Charcuterie Too

No. 53: Bruschetta from Noodles Panini

No. 54: Tulipan's guava and cheese pastries

No. 55: Baingan bartha from Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Cuisine


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


Dishes No. 61 through No. 80


Dishes No. 81 through No. 100

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