A taste of Jamaica in Prospect Heights

September 16, 2011 2:47:18 PM PDT
The food coming out of The Islands in Prospect Heights, diagonal from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, is winning rave reviews.

The kitchen here is tiny, but turns out large portions of Jamaican food.

Marilyn doles out the love along with her jerk chicken, jerk leg of lamb, goat and oxtail.

On the weekends there are lines. You'll be lucky to snag one of the 21 seats inside. The Islands is located at 803 Washington Ave (between Sterling Pl & St Johns Pl) in Prospect Heights. The restaurant does not take reservations.

Here's the recipe featured on Eyewitness News:

Curry Shrimp

Serves: 2

1 lb fresh, deveined medium size shrimp
1 fl oz oil
1 onion, chopped
4 sprigs fresh thyme

1/4 scotch bonnet pepper finely chopped up
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons curry powder
1/2 bell pepper chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
black pepper
1 cups water
1 bunch scallions (just bottoms, diced)

Heat oil. Add the curry powder and continue to fry for two minutes. Then add the onions, salt, pepper, thyme, scallions, scotch bonnets (can use less if you don't want it too hot!) and water. Bring to a boil then reduce. Add shrimp. Add bell pepper. Heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until shrimp is cooked though.