Garden egg is also known as eggplant. It’s one type of fruit we do buy at the park with the groundnut paste that goes well with it giving it a lovely taste.

Now imagine using that same fruit to cook.

It’s funny, right?

We know most of you don’t like the fruit even when you eat it with groundnut paste, the sauce tastes different from the fruit.

The aroma alone would keep you salivating and the taste…

Garden egg sauce is a tasty Nigerian dish eaten in most homes. The main ingredient of the sauce is the garden egg, this sauce provides a lot of health and nutritional benefits that the body needs.

In most homes, the garden egg sauce is paired with boiled yam plantain and potatoes.

Do you want to give it a try? If Yes

Don’t stop reading as we are about to show you how to prepare this nutritious sauce.

Let’s head straight to the kitchen…


  1. Garden egg
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Onions
  4. Palm oil
  5. Habanero pepper
  6. Flaked Fish ( I used Mackerel- Boiled, and De-boned )
  7. Seasoning
  8. Salt
  9. Crayfish
  10. Iru

Cooking steps;

  1. Wash the garden egg properly and boil for about 5-10 minutes. Take the garden egg off the heat, allow it cool. Cut the garden egg (you could remove the seeds if you want to) or crush them.
  2. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add palm oil allow it to fry for 2-3 minutes after that you add the onions then fry till the onions become translucent.
  3. Add the pepper, crayfish, seasoning, iru, and salt to taste, allow it to simmer for 10 minutes. Make sure you reduce the heat.
  4. After 10 minutes, add the garden egg and fish. Taste and adjust seasoning. Allow it to cook for 5 minutes.

You have your delicious garden egg sauce smiling at you. Enjoy the sauce with anything you want.

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