Chili lime popcorn
I know, I know. Popcorn again. I can’t help myself, really. I love popcorn.
This time I went for total summer flavors. In fact, I can picture a backyard bbq with something tasty on the grill, some cold Coronas with lime wedges (or maybe a margarita?), and a big bowl of this popcorn on the table for snacking while we hang around the deck. Sound good?
Summer can’t get here soon enough for me, and that might be one of the reasons I enjoyed this popcorn so much. The lime brings a great zing to the whole thing, with a nice background flavor of butter, salt, and chili powder. It was different, but it was a really good kind of different.
Recipe: Chili Lime Popcorn
2/3 c. unpopped popcorn kernels (or about 8 – 10 cups of popped popcorn)
3 Tbsp. butter
generous sprinkling of salt
1/2 – 1 tsp. chili powder
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1/2 – 1 lime
Pop popcorn in air popper. In the meantime, melt butter with lime zest over low heat. When popcorn is popped, toss with butter mixture. Squeeze some of lime over popcorn and toss; repeat until you’ve added as much lime juice as you’d like. Sprinkle generously with salt. Pour popcorn onto a rimmed baking sheet and place in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. This will help the popcorn get crunchy again, after it’s little butter and lime juice bath. Enjoy!
350 degrees for 10 minutes.