We recently featured our Reggae Seafood Boil on our weekend menu. The dish turned out to be a success! It’s basically shrimp, potatoes, and mini corn on the cob boiled in a flavorful Jamaican curry sauce. The red and green bell peppers with the yellow corn brings the dish to life by adding beautiful vibrant colors inspired by the Ethiopian flag. If you are familiar with the history of Jamaica’s Rastafarian culture, you know there is a strong connection to Ethiopia’s former Emperor, Haile Selassie I.
My Afro-Caribbean roots afforded me the opportunity at a young age to be introduced to foods and flavors uncommonly found in North American cuisine. Growing up in New York City was my introduction to southern cuisine as you will find an abundance of soul food restaurants in the Harlem area of NYC. My parents never cooked dishes like baked macaroni or collard greens in our home growing up. We listened to soca, calypso, and reggae during the holidays and ate foods like johnny cake and callaloo on Thanksgiving.
Merging the two styles of cooking, our current menu is full of flavor because of its cultural inspirations. The next time you order from us, give our Reggae Shrimp Boil a try!