smoked eja osan
Eja Osan is known to be one of Nigeria’s most expensive type of fish, It is called dansarki in hausa and azu asa in igbo. It is not cultivated artificially, instead it is harvested from water where it grows naturally. This is one of the reasons why it is expensive. Fresh eja osan has a shiny skin covered with scales, it is not so bony, just the middle bone. Smoked eja osan is usually one of the items requested as dowry for a yoruba bride during traditional wedding ceremonies.
How long does it take themarketfoodshop to deliver smoked eja osan after purchase?
When you buy smoked eja osan from us,It takes between 24hours to 72hours for us to deliver depending on your location, we are able to deliver within and outside Lagos.
Smoked eja osan comes in packs of 10, We sell in 2 different sizes (Check instore for pictures)
Medium size (pack of 10pieces) – N9000
large size (pack of 10pieces) – N15000
Can I get other “Eru iyawo” items from Themarketfoodshop?
Yes, You can get other items like alligator pepper, obi abata, orogbo and aadun from us. We have a combo pack containing all these items including smoked eja osan, kindly check instore to buy.
What is eja osan called in English?
It is called Aba knife fish not “orange fish” 🙂
Does Eja osan have scales?
Yes it does, it’s a scaly fish. Other types of scaly fish in Nigeria include – Tilapia fish (also known as epinya) and fresh croaker fish.
How to cook eja osan?
The first step to cooking fresh eja osan is removing the scales on it, after which it is then seasoned with salt and other seasoning before cooking in soup , stew or better still you can smoke.
Where to buy eja osan
Smoked Eja osan can be bought from themarketfoodshop , we sell different sizes. It is also sold in open markets.
Price of eja osan
we sell 2 different sizes of smoked eja osan
medium – N11000 (pack of 10 pieces)
Large – N17000 (pack of 10pieces)
What does the medium size look like?
What does the big size look like?
How many days does it take to deliver?
It takes us 24-72 hours to deliver (this is subject to availability).
What is the shelf life of smoked eja osan?
This depends on how dry the fish is as well as how it is stored. Very dry eja osan can keep for 2-3weeks , if wrapped in paper and stored in a tightly sealed carton. However, if you will like it to keep for up to 2-3 months, we can further dry in a dehydrator or dryer just to remove more moisture from the fish , then store in vacuum sealed nylon/polythene bags; this method helps with freshness and retaining the taste of the fish for longer. If you will like to present it as part of the eru iyawo , its best to have it delivered 2-3 days before the event.
What is the weight of each pack?
Each pack of smoked eja osan contains 10pieces of fish, the weight of the medium pack is between 0.75kg- 0.85kg ,while the weight of the big pack is between 1.15kg – 1.30kg
Can we get other “eru iyawo” items from Themarketfoodshop?
Yes you can .
We are also able to help you source and package all items on your “eru iyawo” list at a cost. Below is a package we put together for a customer.
Eja osan stew