Mrs Denton's Frejon
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Serves: 6
  • 16oz dry Pinto beans
  • I 400ml can coconut milk
  • salt to taste
  • 6 whole cloves(Optional)
  • ½tbsp sugar or sugar substitute
  1. Wash and boil beans without salt until really soft. Let it cool down a little; then 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 think to go through the sieve, just gradually stir it through with a spoon until you have a pasty looking chaf left in the sieve
  2. Return the mixture in the pot to the stove on low heat, stir in the remaining coconut milk, along with the sugar, cloves and some salt to taste. (Do not over season. You want to be able to taste the coconut flavor). Cook slowly on low heat
  3. Make sure to stir the soup occasionally while the soup is cooking in order to prevent it from burning and forming lumps
  4. When the soup reaches your desired consistency, set aside and serve with fish stew and dry garri
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If your garri is not toasted or dry enough you may toast it on the stove top or in the oven
If using cloves, tie them in a muslin cloth and remove after cooking
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at