Easter Recipe – Frejon

Hi Mums! Our recipe of the week is Frejon, a delicious Brazilian recipe. It’s a smooth paste like pudding made of beans and coconut milk which is eaten especially during the Holy week by  a selection of Christians, mostly Catholics. It is often eaten on Good Friday because dairy foods and meat are not supposed to be eaten on Good Friday. Enjoy this Frejon recipe as seen on Nigerianlazychef

Frejon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry Pinto beans or brown beans(honey beans)
  • 1 cup/can coconut milk
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp Grinded pepper(Optional)
  • ½tbsp sugar or sugar substitute

Instructions

  1. Wash and boil beans without salt until really soft. (Salt makes it hard)
  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. If the blend is too thick to go through the sieve, just gradually stir it through with a spoon until you have a pasty looking chaf left in the 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 flavor). Cook slowly on low heat
  5. Make sure to stir the soup occasionally while the soup is cooking in order to prevent it from burning and forming lumps
  6. When the soup reaches your desired consistency, set aside and serve with fish stew and dry garri

PS: it can be served with fish stew

Happy Easter!

[Another amazing Easter recipe: How to make Honey Soy Bacon, Wrapped Chicken and Corned beef Stew]

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