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Boiled Plantain With Mint Leaves In Tomato Egg Sauce

Boiled unripe plantain with mint leaves in egg sauce
Cooking tomato egg sauce with mint leaves is the best meal I have cooked this year. I think I should have done this earlier. Thanks to the struggle to create a dish with plantain. I wanted the plantain unripe and boiled, but wasn't sure of what to serve it with. Now, to the glory of the Almighty, and the enjoyment and good health of man,
I came up with a dish that I think is going to be my family's favorite, judging by the way they all ate.
Enjoy!

Eggs, mint leaves, crayfish, tomatoes, pepper, onion, mivina seasoning and salt

Boiling plantain in salted water while adding ground crayfish and seasoning to fried vegetables

mint leaves also known as scent leaves
Ingredients:

  1. Unripe plantain
  2. Mint leaves
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Onion
  5. Crayfish
  6. Pepper
  7. Mivina spice 1 teaspoon
  8. Soya oil
  9. Salt
  10. Water

Adding whisked eggs to fried crayfish and vegetables
Adding mint vegetables crayfish, eggs and tomatoes
The minty egg tomato sauce is ready
Minty tomato egg sauce with boiled yam
Minty vegetable sauce served with boiled unripe plum
ntain
Tasty minty sauce with healthy unripe plantain
 This dish is in line with our secret ingredient (plantain). I tried my best to add a twist and create a taste I have never experienced. After eating, my family had to request that this be served every week at least once. It was truly tasty and healthy too.
Well, for my thinking outside the box to make tomatoes egg sauce minty and very tasty, did I work hard or work LAZY?
Enjoy healthy and yummy, all at once!

Comments

  1. jeanette3/26/2013

    Scent leaves in tomato sauce? INTERESTING!

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  2. Mint leaves in egg! Hmmm, looks nice n very colourful but I won't b so brave 2 try it. I shopped for d plantain challenge 2day and will knock something u on thursday then send to you. Now that you have opened d floor I hope every1 will follow coz I was looking forward to see every1's dish.

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    1. Hahaha Lizzy, pls knock us off. I am looking forward to yours. We have one week left for plantain. Hope shopping went well?
      Takia

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  3. I love the flavor of scent leaves. I'll definitely try this the next time I make egg sauce.

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    1. Chinazor, yours looks very HEALTHY, like I can taste it through the screen

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  4. Anonymous3/26/2013

    Boiled semi-ripe plantain is one of my fav meal....efiri with egg?....wow! would try it out.......have heard of curry leaves though.....I do drain off excess groundnut oil in a sieve by pouring the whole content of the frypan inside and give it few minutes while I do other things, before I serve it in a plate because I don't like.

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    1. @Simply Mee, thanks for the tip, will stop serving with oil. Try it with scent leaves, you will come back to testify.

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  5. Antu Eya u wanna give us assignment abi! Once am back frm my vacation my dish is coming in!

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    1. Yes ma, have a wonderful vacation sis.

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  6. Anonymous3/26/2013

    Nice! 2 much oil

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    1. I know, next time it won't be this much.

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  7. I have never tried any meal with scent leave but am gonna try this meal today... Seems easy and yummy......

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    1. Hi Omotayo, how did it go? I think you'll like scent leaves.

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  8. Anonymous3/27/2013

    Very colourful,I was imagining it down my throat.

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    1. Your throat will like it dear

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  9. Anonymous3/27/2013

    aunty Eya, thank u so much... I just made dis scent leaf vegetable egg sauce and plantain 4 breakfast... 2day is my bday and it felt gud 2 try sumtin new... Pls how can i post d pix of d one i made 2u

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    1. Happy Birthday
      send to cuulme@gmail.com.

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    2. Happy birthday dear! God bless you.

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  10. Hapi b.day dear, wish u all d gud things in lyf.

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  11. Am definitely trying this tonight scent leave in egg sauce cant wait to get home

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  12. Anonymous3/27/2013

    Av tried curry leaves in egg though so am sre dis won't b bad!wud try it 1ce am home

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  13. onyxxxxxxc3/27/2013

    Tnx forties.i have already sent somebody to d market .that will be dinner today.but ummmmm scent leaves called mint leaves iisssorrriittt .......luvinggggggg this blog

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  14. Omotayo Alli-Hakeem3/27/2013

    We just had this meal 4 dinner and I can tell U̶̲̥̅̊ its awesome.. My daughter who hardly ve dinner scraped her plate and told me I was wasting tyme on mine and that she can help me, before saying jack, she was eating my food.
    Am so happy I made this meal. God bless U̶̲̥̅̊ aunt Eya, waiting 4 more life saving food post

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  15. dortiye3/28/2013

    Thank so much 4 d Birthday wishes... God bless u... As 4 Aunty Eya ur Blog will soon be demanded in d international level cos u re qualified 2 supply d international way... God bless u

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  16. I very much like the appetizing look of this your mint leafy egg mix. It does a good job of making me nostalgic and taking me way back to some pleasant bookmarks in my library of munchies. However, I was wondering why you have decided to use the name Mint leaf as opposed to the local name scent leaf? I detect a twist of awayness which should have the desired effect of adding more interest. lol! I have been doing some research over the last month see if mint leaves can be found in Nigeria. So far I will say I have not been lucky enough to reach any conclusive answer. I will want to believe that mint leaves and scent leaves are from the same family but distinctly different. The mint leaves I know in London are kind of smaller than the ones shown in your photo and would seem different in texture. While I was in the process of my research, I came across another inspiring Nigerian food blogger called Dobbys Signature who did a very lovely writeup on leaves found in Nigeria, their botanical names and their local names. She listed mint leaf there with the local name being "Na'a naa". She went on to say that mint leaf or Na'a naa was not the same as scent leaf locally called efinrin/nchuawun. Any comments will be appreciated. I really think that you both do a marvelous job. More pomade to your elbows!

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  17. Anonymous6/01/2015

    Pls my people I want to be clarified, mint leave is it the same as scent leave(nchuanwu)

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  18. Anonymous8/20/2015

    Edit your post. Mint leaves are not scent leaves.

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