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Frejon: This is the traditional Easter meal of Lagosians

Frejon, although not popular in the country, is a super delcious Easter recipe traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

Frejon which was originally brought to Lagos, Nigeria by the returning slaves from Brazil, who settled in the Portuguese quarters is a coconut bean dish made from black beans, coconut milk and white sugar (optional). The mix of protein and coconut milk in this recipe is totally yummy.

Frejon is a paste-like/pudding often served with toasted garri and fish stew.

It’s another Easter period and we’re looking forward to making some super delicious Frejon. Let’s learn how.


1. Beans

2. Coconut milk

3. Sugar (optional)

4. Garri

Ingredients for the fish sauce

1. Fish (any fish of choice)

2. Vegetable oil

3. Onion

4. Bell pepper

5. Scotch pepper

6. Tomatoes

7. Seasoning cubes

8. Salt to taste


1. In a big pot, wash beans and boil (without salt) until it softens. Leave to cool.

play Boiling beans for Frejon (Avartsy cooking)

2. Transfer the beans into a food blender, add some coconut milk to it and blend.

play Blending beans and coconut milk for Frejon ecipe (Green news)

3. Transfer the mixture into the pot, add sugar and let it boil for about 5 minutes to thicken a bit.

play Frejon mix (Avartsy cooking)

Method for cooking the fish sauce

1. In a pan, heat up some vegetable oil on minimum heat.

2. Add chopped onion, pepper, tomatoes and stir-fry for 5 minutes.

3. Cook the fish for about 5 minutes, leave to cool and then mash it.

4. Add the mashed fish to the content in the pan, add salt and seasoning (to taste). Fry for about 5 minutes.

Fish sauce is ready.

play Frejon serving (Avartsy cooking)

Serve Frejon with the fish sauce and sprinkle Garri on it.

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