Frejon (Beans and Coconut milk Pudding) is a meal of Brazilian origins and the myth is that Nigerians who came back home from Brazil and were mostly Yoruba Catholics introduced it to us.
This unique Easter delicacy made with Beans, Coconut Milk, and some spices is usually eaten by a selection of Christians, mostly Yoruba Catholics. It is often eaten on Good Friday because dairy foods and meat are not supposed to be eaten on Good Friday.
-1/2 cup of BLACK beans (Brown beans can serve as an alternative)
-1 cup of coconut milk
-1/4 teaspoon of sugar
-1/4 teaspoon of ginger
-1/4 teaspoon of minced garlic
-Salt to taste (optional)
How To Prepare
1. In a pot, place your washed beans and bring to boil on medium heat. Add 3 cups of water to the beans so it boils till it’s very soft, almost a mushy texture.
2. After it cools down a little, transfer it into a food processor. Blend with half of the coconut milk until smooth then run it through an iron mesh sieve.
3. Pour the mixture back in the pot and place it on the stove.
4. Stir in the remaining coconut milk, along with the sugar, pepper, and some salt to taste. (Do not over-season. You want to be able to taste the coconut flavour).
5. Season with sugar, seasoning cube, ginger and garlic.
6. Cook slowly on low heat and make sure to stir the pudding occasionally while it is cooking in order to prevent it from burning and forming lumps.
7. When the soup reaches your desired consistency, set aside and serve with fish stew and garri.