Hi everyone! Hoping you all had a fun and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. I'm writing to you having just returned home from a week-long stent in Scotsdale, AZ. My husband was sweet enough to ask me to accompany him to a Sports Nutrition conference last week so we could turn it into a mini vacation - and of course I said "yes!!!" This is what I spent most of my time doing:
We returned home to Lincoln on Sunday evening, spent part of Memorial Day at a friends house, and I woke up this morning in a frenzy trying to think of a quick recipe for the blog today. But of course I had absolutely NO food in the kitchen. Haven't been to the store yet. So I turned to the massive amount of popcorn my mom sent Ryan and I for our birthdays. Folks, we probably have 8-10 pounds of unpopped popcorn in our apartment right now. Enough to last a couple of years. I'm not complaining though! Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks/meals/desserts depending on the situation (today it's a meal). I't's a whole grain, high in fiber, and can be very high in antioxidants. The ruby red kind I popped today is particularly antioxidant-rich.
But I can't just pop popcorn and post it on the blog all plain Jane and everything. This popcorn needed some pizzazz! In comes my trusty bottle of Sriracha sauce and two limes that were getting lonely in my empty refrigerator. Perfect partners for popcorn. And a tiny bit of butter. That's all I had, but all I needed for this healthy
I used my brand spankin new Whirley Pop (another creative and very useful birthday gift from mom) to pop this corn. It really is the best - pops nearly every kernel, easy to use and easy to clean. If you don't have a Whirley Pop, try popping your corn in a pot on the stovetop, or using a brown paper bag in the microwave, or just use plain microwave popcorn. Just make sure you have 6 cups of freshly popped corn to soak up the delicious Sriracha drizzle I'm about to share with you!
- Sriracha is an Asian condiment made from the paste of chiles, garlic, vinegar, and a few other things. It's also known as "Rooster sauce," and can now be found in the Asian section of any grocery store. It's great on eggs, pizza, grilled meats, marinades, avocados, dips, vegetables, and a multitude of other things.
- This popcorn is best enjoyed fresh from the popper - I recommend putting it in your serving vessel before you pour the Sriracha drizzle on!
Sriracha Lime Popcorn
- 6 cups freshly popped popcorn
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 Tablespoon Sriracha sauce
- 1 Teaspoon honey
- Juice of 1 medium lime freshly squeezed
- Course ground Kosher salt
- Before you pop your corn, prepare the Sriracha drizzle:
- Melt butter, Sriracha, and honey in a small saucepan, stirring to combine. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in lime juice.
- Drizzle over popcorn toss with a rubber spatula to coat. Add Kosher salt to taste and serve immediately.