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Author Notes: Frejon is the west african way of celebrating good friday. West africans have brown beans or black eyed peas with a fish sauce and the popular fermented cassava grains called garri sprinkled over it. —Afrolems
Serves 1-2 people
- 1/2 cup Brown beans or Black Eyed Peas
- 1 cup Coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon Minced Garlic
- 1 Small bulb Onion (cut into rings)
- 2 Scotch Bonnet Peppers (Chopped)
- 1 Roma Tomato
- 3 tablespoons Crushed Tomatoes
- 1 handful Chopped Spring Onions
- 1 can Sardines
- 1 handful Garri
- 2 Bouillon Cubes
- Salt to Taste (optional)
- In a pot, place your washed beans and 1/2 cup of coconut milk 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.
- Once the beans is soft, blend it with the rest of the coconut milk and return to the pot to continue cooking. Season with sugar and 1 bouillon cube.
- Open your sardine and drain the oil into a separate pan, fry the onions, spring onions, pepper, tomato and blended tomatoes.
- Season with the garlic, ginger and seasoning cube.
- Pour in your sardine and stir.
- Serve the frejon with the fish sauce and garri sprinkled over it.