Frejon is so synonymous with Easter that many Nigerians automatically fall back on the meal for Easter. Meanwhile, there are a lot of other meals that can serve you well this holiday. While you can binge-watch our Off The Menu series for recipes, here are a few other meals you can enjoy this Easter.
This meal is a favourite Nigerian meal recipe practically found in all homes in Nigeria. Jollof rice which is not peculiar to Nigerians alone is mostly served during special occasions and social events, one of such is Easter. It belongs to no particular tribe in the country, and it’s accepted by all. Jollof is often served with chicken but can be enjoyed with vegetables, salads, fried or roasted fish.
Pounded yam and efo riro
Pounded yam happens to be one of the most popular ‘swallows’ consumed in the country with some delicious and tasty soups. Asides from the stress and bit of hard work that accompanies this meal, it’s one dishes that one would ordinarily want to take every now and then.
Easter or any other celebration doesn’t exempt healthy meals. Oatmeal cookies is just totally wonderful, taste great and yummy. And of, course, relieving to know you’re eating healthy meals for the Easter celebrations.
Your Easter is definitely not complete without a taste of the delicious African salad. Made with cassava, pepper and palm oil, this meal is a typical Nigerian meal you can’t afford miss out on.
You know, how you take a bite from food and probably expecting a particular taste, but boom! you get something else, of course, something better, tastier, yummy and delicious. That’s what happens upon the very first landing of coconut rice in your mouth.
By Damilola Faustino