100 Favorite Dishes: Rock Shrimp Tempura From Morimoto

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John Linn
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
draped 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
No. 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
No. 56: Foie gras from Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy
No. 57: Jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado
No. 58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory
No. 59: Fish tacos from Tryst
No. 60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe
Favorite Dishes No. 61 through No. 80
Favorite Dishes No. 81 through No. 100
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