Nigerian Beans Porridge
Nigerian beans porridge is the definition of complete comfort and can be paired with garri (cassava flakes), bread or ogi (fermented, corn starch porridge)
Honey beans/ Nigerian brown beans/ Black eyed peas
scotch bonnet peppers
Large red onion
Large bell pepper
Ground dried shrimp (aka cray fish)
can be substituted with vegetable bullion if vegan
Rinse the beans and place in a deep pot with 7 cups of water.
Boil the beans on medium heat until it becomes soft, it could take about 40 mins. If you are using black eyed peas, it might take a little longer.
While the beans are boiling, blend the tomatoes, peppers, and onions and set aside
Once the beans are softened from boiling (do not drain the water), turn the heat down to low, the pour in the blended tomatoes into pot.
Allow the beans to cook for an additional 10 minutes with the tomatoes, then add in the crayfish, bullion and palm oil. Stir, and cook for another 10 minutes.
Season the beans with salt to your taste. Turn off the heat, and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving
The beans tend to thicken once they cool. If you prefer your beans lighter, add a little more water an reheat.
Nigerian Beans Porridge as retrieved from yummymedley.com