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One of the things that some Nigerians look forward to whenever Easter approaches is the special, delicious and tasty cuisine called Frejon. Frejon was originally brought to Lagos, by the returning slaves from Brazil, who settled in the Portuguese quarters in the State. Frejon is a coconut bean soup. If you have not tried to prepare it before, this is the time, as we share the recipe for this mouthwatering delicacy:

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Recipe for Frejon

Ingredients (Serves 1-3 people)

1/2 cup of beans

1 cup of coconut milk

1/4 teaspoon of sugar

1/4 teaspoon of ginger

1/4 teaspoon of garlic

2 Atarodo peppers (chopped)

2 large Tatashe

Raw Tomato/Onions

3 tablespoons of blended tomatoes

A can of sardine (to prepare fish sauce)

Garri

Salt to taste

2 seasoning cubes

frejon

Method/Preparation

  • Place your washed beans and 1/2 cup of coconut milk in a pot and heat for a few minutes. After this, add 3 cups of water to the beans so it boils until it’s very soft.
  • Immediately it softens, blend the beans with the remaining coconut milk then return to the pot to continue cooking. Allow it to cook for some time and add sugar and a seasoning cube.
  • Open the sardine and drain the oil into a separate pan, fry the onions, pepper, tomato and blended tomatoes.
  • Season with garlic, ginger and seasoning cube.
  • Add the sardine and stir.

Serve the frejon with fish sauce. You can sprinkle garri over it if you want.

Written By Damilola Faustino

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