This is the traditional Easter meal of Lagosians

Frejon is a delicious Easter delicacy made with beans and coconut milk, traditionally eaten on good Fridays.

Nigerian Frejon

Frejon which was originally brought to Lagos, Nigeria by the returning slaves from Brazil, who settled in the Portuguese quarters is a coconut bean dish made from black beans, coconut milk and white sugar (optional). The mix of protein and coconut milk in this recipe is totally yummy.

Frejon is a paste-like/pudding often served with toasted garri and fish stew.

It's another Easter period and we're looking forward to making some super delicious Frejon. Let's learn how.

Ingredients

1. Beans

2. Coconut milk

3. Sugar (optional)

4. Garri

Ingredients for the fish sauce

1. Fish (any fish of choice)

2. Vegetable oil

3. Onion

4. Bell pepper

5. Scotch pepper

6. Tomatoes

7. Seasoning cubes

8. Salt to taste

Preparation

1. In a big pot, wash beans and boil (without salt) until it softens. Leave to cool.

2. Transfer the beans into a food blender, add some coconut milk to it and blend.

3. Transfer the mixture into the pot, add sugar and let it boil for about 5 minutes to thicken a bit.

Method for cooking the fish sauce

1. In a pan, heat up some vegetable oil on minimum heat.

2. Add chopped onion, pepper, tomatoes and stir-fry for 5 minutes.

3. Cook the fish for about 5 minutes, leave to cool and then mash it.

4. Add the mashed fish to the content in the pan, add salt and seasoning (to taste). Fry for about 5 minutes.

Fish sauce is ready.

Serve Frejon with the fish sauce and sprinkle Garri on it.

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