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Orange and Coconut Pamonha Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 6 ears of corn, shucked and kernels removed
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of grated coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup of butter, melted
- 4-6 banana leaves

Special equipment needed:
- Blender
- Large pot
- Steamer

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a blender, blend the corn kernels until smooth.

2. In a large pot, combine the blended corn, coconut milk, orange juice, sugar, grated coconut, salt, and melted butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pot.

3. Remove the pot from the heat and let the mixture cool slightly.

4. Cut the banana leaves into 8-inch squares and place them in a steamer.

5. Spoon the corn mixture onto the banana leaves, leaving enough room to fold the leaves over the mixture.

6. Fold the banana leaves over the mixture, making sure to tuck the ends under.

7. Steam the pamonhas for 30-40 minutes, or until they are firm and cooked through.

8. Remove the pamonhas from the steamer and let them cool slightly before serving.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Medium heat
Serving size:
Makes 6-8 pamonhas

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 280
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 41g
Protein: 4g
Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 220mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of fresh corn, you can use canned corn.
- Instead of orange juice, you can use lime juice or lemon juice.
- Instead of grated coconut, you can use coconut flakes.

- You can add cinnamon or vanilla extract to the mixture for extra flavor.
- You can add raisins or chopped nuts to the mixture for texture.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to blend the corn kernels until smooth to ensure a creamy texture.
- Use fresh banana leaves for the best results.
- If you don't have a steamer, you can use a large pot with a steamer basket.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover pamonhas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat, steam the pamonhas for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the pamonhas on a plate with a drizzle of honey or syrup.
- Garnish with fresh fruit or whipped cream.

- Serve with a cup of coffee or tea.

Suggested side dishes:
- Fresh fruit salad
- Grilled vegetables

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the mixture is too thick, add more orange juice or coconut milk.
- If the mixture is too thin, add more corn kernels.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash the banana leaves thoroughly before using them.
- Store leftover pamonhas in the refrigerator and consume within 3 days.

Food history:
- Pamonha is a traditional Brazilian dish made from corn and coconut milk.

Flavor profiles:
- Sweet, creamy, and tropical.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a dessert or snack.

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Region: Brazilian

Taste: Sweet, Citrusy, Creamy, Coconutty