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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

GARDEN EGG STEW FOR RICE, I SPENT 700 NAIRA ONLY, STEW SERVES 10

Garden egg stew
Garden eggs stew served with rice.
As we wait for tomatoes to become more affordable, Nigerians are searching and discovering other ways of cooking delicious stews... Shayor's garden egg stew got trending on the blog yesterday, I had to visit it, then remembered I didn't get to try it after she posted. So, with 700 Naira, I got what I needed and cooked this stew but with a little twist because I did not remove the garden egg
skin after boiling, added crayfish and I actually added a little canned tomatoes too. It tasted really really really good, very pocket friendly too. Try it and share feedback with us pleaeaeaeaease.

SEE MORE GARDEN EGG SAUCES HERE


Garden eggs bought for 100 Naira in the pot for boiling before blending or pounding


Fish for 600 Naira
 Boiling fish with just water, onion and salt
INGREDIENTS:
  • 100 Naira garden eggs
  • 600 Naira mackerel
  • vegetable oil
  • onion
  • salt
  • bouillon seasoning cubes (You can use maggi, knorr or your seasoning cube of choice.
  • fresh pepper (I used my pepper sauce from the fridge)
  • 2 spoons of ground crayfish
  • 1 dessert spoonful tomato paste ( If you have tasty tom canned tomatoes, use it)
  • Water of course

 Boiled garden egg in a food processor, can also be pounded with mortar and pestle
COOKING PROCEDURE:
First I washed and boiled the garden eggs till soft, boiled fish too with salt and onions while garden eggs are boiling in a different pot. The soft garden eggs are then blended in a food processor (a mortar can pound too), and then added to the fry pan already cooking hot with onions, pepper, seasoning and crayfish.

The egg plants fry for about 3 minutes or until you are satisfied with the fried taste. When I tasted and it's ok by me, I added the tomato paste already mixed with some water and let it cook for about 3 minutes again or till you are satisfied with the taste. The deboned boiled fish is added at this time, stock too (You can add all the stock or just enough not to have watery stew). Let the pot boil, check for taste, salt and seasoning. Satisfied with the stew, I served with boiled rice. Can be served with boiled yam or plantain too.
 Frying onion, fresh pepper, seasoning and crayfish. Stir often as you fry, don't let it burn. 


 Just added the garden eggs


Garden eggs frying with other ingredients
One dessert spoonful tomato paste



Adding the tomato paste, let it boil for a while, stir and boil till satisfied with the taste. 


Adding boiled and deboned mackerel . I didn't add fish head because of bones 


Adding the fish stock


Scooping out my baby's stew before adding more pepper


 Nigerian garden egg stew ready to serve

Meat can be used to cook this stew ,in place of fish 


 Cook garden egg stew with just crayfish if there's no fish, it will still turn out delicious if the quantity is not too much.



Enjoy!


You might like to visit other garden egg stews here

30 comments:

  1. Thank you so much. weekend loading..............

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    1. You are welcome Chioma, thanks for the comments.

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  2. AnonymousJune 15, 2016

    Fantastically fantastic. God bless you for sharing.

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  3. AnonymousJune 15, 2016

    Makes correct sense, I'll try it today today.

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    1. Thank you. Please try, you'll love it.

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  4. Way to go. Why didn't I see this before going to the market today? Friday market loading


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    1. No wahala Ivy, you can make it tomorrow or next. Thanks for the comments.

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    1. Hi Funmy, thanks too for you comment.

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  6. Baby DoctorJune 15, 2016

    Well done! More of these recipes, please!

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    1. Our honourable Doc, thanks. More will come by God's grace.

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  7. Now I have one "special" for the weekend! Yippee!

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    1. @TBOTL, Happy weekend cooking, you'll enjoy this stew.

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  8. Lovely eya....will try this and I hope my kids will like it....nutritious!

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    1. Thanks Ifeyinwa.They'll love if it's not peppery. Scoop out theirs first if you need to add more peppers.

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    1. Yes oh, BrandyB, I think you'll like it. Thank you.

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  10. Scarcity of tomatoes is really teaching us different ways of making nice means that are healthy too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome Florence. Thanks too.

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  11. AnonymousJune 15, 2016

    It's a normal food for edo people! But with yam n plantain in place of rice! Its sold in restaurants in edo state

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    1. Oh, ok.would love to have a taste.

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  12. AnonymousJune 16, 2016

    Please can I use the green garden egg?

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    1. Yes you can but make sure it's not the bitter type.

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  13. For those who don't like boiled fish, you can cook with smoked mackerel.

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  14. For those who don't like boiled fish, you can cook with smoked mackerel.

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  15. Just made my garden egg stew. I used chicken though and it tastes superb. Awesome

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    1. Wow Ivy, thanks for the Feedback. Did you steam or boil your chicken before adding?

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    2. Yes, I marinated and steamed. I also used the green type of garden eggs. It was delicious

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  16. Thanks for this healthy recipe. God bless you. More healthy ones please. I'm watching my weight and height, lol.

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