The other night, a couple of pals stopped by to hang out and catch our favorite hockey team's game. The game started at 8:00. By that time we had all finished dinner and weren't into wanting any big appys, but we wanted a little somethin'-somethin' to go with our beers. One of my favorite snacks for that particular situation is popcorn. But in this case, I ramped it up a bit and made: Lime-Sriracha Popcorn. Settle down now....
This tangy, spicy popcorn literally takes minutes to prepare and will disappear in no time. I air popped a 1/2 cup of popcorn, then melted a 1/2 stick of butter with 1 1/2 tablespoons of Sriracha and 2 teaspoons of lime zest. Pour the butter mixture over the popcorn, toss well and get ready to chow down. This is a perfect compliment to an ice-cold, chilly beer. Make sure to have lots of napkins around.
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 tbs Sriracha
2 tsp lime zest
1. Pop the popcorn in a hot air popper and put aside.
2. Melt the butter, then add the sriracha and lime zest. Stir until butter in competely melted and the sriracha & lime zest are incorporated.
3. Pour over popcorn and toss well to make sure all/most of the popcorn is coated.
*The sriracha sauce is salty, so taste the popcorn first before adding more salt.
And there you have it. This is one of the easiest snacks to make and is perfect for a quick evening gathering. This ain't your grandma's buttered popcorn - and that's a good thing!
Let me know how you like it!
See you next week!