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Nigerian Eggplant Stew

Abi Olayiwola
Super tasty eggplant stew with smoked mackerel is a Nigerian recipe which is perfect as an accompaniment, a side dish, or on it own.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dip, Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine African, Nigerian
Servings 4
Calories 209 kcal


  • 2 Aubergine/Eggplant
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • ½ cup Chopped Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Chilli flakes
  • ½ can Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 fillets Smoked mackerel flaked and deboned
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped parsley


  • Remove the stem, wash and cut the aubergine/eggplant into smaller pieces.
  • Cook the aubergine in salted boiling water in a pot for 5 mins.
  • Drain the water and keep aside as it will be used for the stew.
  • Mash the eggplant with a potato masher or fork.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the onions and cook until translucent.
  • Pour in the garlic and smoked paprika and stir for around 30 secs.
  • Add the chilli flakes, followed by the chopped tomatoes.
  • Add ½ cup of the water used to cook the eggplant.
  • Cover the pan and allow to cook for about 10 mins.
  • Open the pan and pour in the mashed eggplant and smoked mackerel.
  • Allow to cook for 5 mins, then check for salt before adding more in, if required
  • Add the parsley, stir properly and remove from heat.


Calories: 209kcal
Keyword Aubergine, Eggplant, Egplant stew, Garden egg stew
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