Easter is one of the most significant celebrations in Christendom as it highlights the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Nigeria, it is celebrated with pomp and pageantry, and each year, beaches, hotels and relaxation spots are peopled with fun seekers. For the foodie, one cuisine that has remained a part of the Southwestern delicacy during the Easter season is Frejon-a local beans and coconut specialty.
As many Nigerians host guests while others travel to their hometown for the celebrations, Frejon is an exciting dish to have your visitors try out. We offers you a step by step guide to prepare this popular Easter cuisine.
What you need
2 cups of Beans
1/2 – 3/4 cups of Coconut milk
2 heaped tablespoons of sugar – or more
A pinch of salt
Seasoning to taste
Step 1 – Cook the beans.
Cook the beans till its soft in water. Do not add salt at the beginning because it will take longer to cook. Once the beans is tender sap it of all its liquid.
Step 2-Mix beans and coconut milk
Blend the beans with coconut milk to form a puree. Ensure that you blend both of them until it is smooth.
Step 3 – ‘Cook’ the pureed mixture
Turn the pureed mixture into a pan. Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon powder and whole cloves. Allow to cook uncovered for 5 – 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent it from burning. The mixture should thicken a bit in the process of cooking. Add seasoning to taste.
Step 4 – Serve
Serve with dry, toasted garri or fish sauce. Tasty and delicious!