A brief history; “Countries where Frejon is popular include Brazil and Nigeria (especially among Yoruba who returned to Nigeria from Brazil at the abolition of the slave trade, and settled in what is known as the “Brazilian Quarters” in Lagos Island), and also Sierra Leone on Good Friday, or for functions such as weddings. Because dairy foods and flesh meat (beef, pork, goat) are strictly forbidden on Good Friday, this dish is a suitable ac-compliment to non-dairy foods such as fried fish and peppered snail.
The frejons consumed in Nigeria and West Africa are puddings made of black beans cooked slowly overnight over a wood or charcoal fire, and then mixed with coconut milk to form a thick, sweet, smooth pudding. In certain countries the dish is flavored with cocoa. The beans are boiled to a thick soft paste and blended with coconut milk. Frejon is often served with fish stew, peppered snail and Garri Ijebu.“– Source
How to make frejon – Frejon recipe
• Prep Time: 30 minutes
• Cook Time:1 hour
• Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
• Region: Portugal, Brazil, Nigeria, Sierra leone
It looks so nice. Happy Easter Dobby.
Happy Easter Kemikane 🙂
Hmmm… Coconut milk plus beans? Not for me mehnnn!
Can the coconut milk be freshly made for this?
it's worth a try 😉
Sure it can Elizabeth
Can you also use the can one as well
Sure you can Nina.
It looks and sounds yum. I'll definitely be tryin this out. By the way I tried ur okazi recipe with sliced okazi and it was awesome! Thank you.
Thanks for the feedback Janine 🙂
Wow, frejon! I've been asking around for a while and most people haven't even heard of it. My granny used to make it on good Fridays. It's been over 20 years since she last prepared frejon for us, I hope I get to make it for her this year. Thanks for the recipe
Sadly, this won't be possible. I received a devastating call this morning. My granny I spoke of earlier is now of blessed memory. Well, I guess I'll prepare this dish for my kids & tell them stories of their wonderful great-grandma