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Paio with Coconut and Cashews Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb. paio sausage, sliced
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup unsalted cashews
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Large skillet
- Wooden spoon

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat.

2. Add the sliced paio sausage to the skillet and cook until browned, stirring occasionally.

3. Add the shredded coconut and cashews to the skillet and stir to combine with the paio sausage.

4. Sprinkle garlic powder and onion powder over the mixture and stir to evenly distribute the seasonings.

5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the coconut and cashews are lightly toasted.

7. Serve hot and enjoy!

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 15 minutes
- Medium-high heat
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 475
- Fat: 38g
- Carbohydrates: 14g
- Protein: 23g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Paio sausage can be substituted with any type of sausage.
- Unsweetened shredded coconut can be substituted with sweetened shredded coconut.
- Unsalted cashews can be substituted with salted cashews.

- Add sliced onions and bell peppers for extra flavor and texture.
- Use different types of nuts, such as almonds or pecans, instead of cashews.
- Add a splash of soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce for a savory umami flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Be sure to slice the paio sausage thinly for even cooking.
- Toast the coconut and cashews separately before adding to the skillet for extra crunch.
- Adjust the seasoning to your liking by adding more or less garlic powder and onion powder.

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

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in a large bowl or on a platter for sharing.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro for a pop of color.

- Serve with a side of rice or quinoa for a complete meal.
- Pair with a crisp green salad for a lighter option.

Suggested side dishes:
- Steamed vegetables, such as broccoli or green beans.
- Roasted sweet potatoes or butternut squash.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the coconut and cashews are burning, reduce the heat and stir more frequently.

Food safety advice:
- Be sure to cook the paio sausage to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it is safe to eat.

Food history:
- Paio sausage is a traditional Portuguese sausage made from pork and seasoned with garlic and paprika.

Flavor profiles:
- Savory, slightly sweet, nutty, and crunchy.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or main dish.

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Region: Indian

Taste: Creamy, Nutty, Sweet, Savory, Coconutty