Posts tagged ‘Popcorn’

Chili Lime Popcorn

Another post about popcorn? I know, I know, but what did I tell you? I’m a sucker for the stuff! Did you know that popcorn was eaten by Inca people on long trips because it doesn’t spoil, is light and compact, and then expands to be quite filling? I think that’s true. In any case, this new recipe is truly delicious.

Chili Lime Popcorn

1/4 cup popcorn, unpopped
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/4 tsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. Sriracha or other hot sauce
1/4 tsp. paprika or chili powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Pop popcorn in an air popper or on the stove.
2. Meanwhile, melt butter or margarine. When it is melted, stir in the lime juice and the hot sauce. This is important since pouring these directly on the popcorn will cause it to shrivel and give poor distribution.
3. Pour butter mixture over popcorn, sprinkle with paprika/chili powder, salt and pepper, and toss to coat evenly.

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July 3, 2008 at 11:44 am 1 comment

Rosemary Garlic Popcorn


My mom has an intense appetite for popcorn. If we go to a movie together, there is no question that we are getting a large bag of the stuff, and she makes it for almost every home theatre experience . So I come by my own passion for popcorn honestly. Years ago, when my roommate began dating a chef who showed me how to add more than just butter and salt to my favourite snack, I was set on a path that has led to many experiments, most of them successful. Here is the latest favourite.

Rosemary Garlic Popcorn

1/4 cup popcorn, unpopped
2 Tbsp. butter or vegan margarine
3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. rosemary, crumbled
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

1. Pop the popcorn. It should yield about 4 cups.
2. Meanwhile, melt the butter or margarine.
3. Pour melted butter or margarine over the popcorn and sprinkle on the spices, being careful to distribute everything evenly.
4. Toss the popcorn to coat evenly and enjoy!

June 19, 2008 at 9:59 am 3 comments


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