As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the jump, find our other choices.
54. Grouper Ceviche at Blue Door Fish
Ceviches too often taste like raw fish in lime juice-cilantro soup. Not so this pristine version at Blue Door Fish. The citrus and herb (along with jalapeño, micro sprouts, and teeny croutons) are delicately balanced in with sturdy, bite-size pieces of fish. The quenelle of smoked salmon mousse melts into the base and lifts it to distinctive status. The portion is $15, and is large enough to feed two as a starter. You'll find wetter versions around town, and wackier renditions too -- but this one really stands out for purity and clean flavor.
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