|5 Popcorn Recipes for Your Oscars Party|
|ABC News||Feb 21, 2013, 7:51 AM|
If you're yearning for something serious to snack on for this Sunday's Oscars, look no further than these popcorn recipes. From salty to sweet, BuzzFeed has created five fabulous recipes to kick you craving to the curb.
1. Sriracha, Lime, and Sesame Popcorn
10 cups popped popcorn (or one 3-oz. bag plain microwave popcorn, popped) 3 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon sriracha 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest salt to taste
Put popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Heat butter and sriracha in a small saucepan over medium heat or in a microwave-safe bowl until butter melts, and whisk to emulsify the sauce. Remove from heat and stir in sesame oil, sesame seeds and lime zest. Drizzle over popcorn and mix until evenly combined. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
2. Rosemary, Brown Butter, and Lemon Popcorn
10 cups popped popcorn (or one 3-oz. bag plain microwave popcorn, popped) 4 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary (1 tbsp. finely minced, 1 tbsp. whole leaves) 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest kosher salt to taste
Put popcorn in large mixing bowl. How to brown butter: Heat butter over medium-low heat or in the microwave until it melts, turns golden-brown and starts to smell nutty. Swirl the pan or bowl frequently so it heats evenly and doesn't burn. Stop when the foam subsides. Remove butter from heat and add rosemary and lemon zest; let sit for a few seconds. Drizzle butter over popcorn and mix until evenly distributed. Sprinkle with salt to taste. After the foam settles, you'll be able to see the bits of milk solids in the butter browning. Take it off the heat while it's still light golden brown, or it might burn.
3. S'mores Popcorn
10 cups popped popcorn (or one 3-oz. bag plain microwave popcorn, popped) 4 tablespoons butter one 10-oz. bag mini marshmallows, divided 1 sleeve graham crackers (9 crackers) 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips salt to taste
Break graham crackers into small pieces and toss with popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/2 bag marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows melt and the mixture is smooth and shiny. Drizzle marshmallow goo evenly over the popcorn in the bowl and toss to mix (use an oiled metal spoon to keep it from sticking). Once the popcorn and cracker pieces are coated, add the rest of the mini marshmallows and chocolate chips and mix everything together. Sprinkle with salt to taste (don't be shy). The popcorn will be sticky and form clumps, but you can break these up a little bit after it cools. Also, s'mores clumps are delicious.
4. Maple-Bacon Popcorn
10 cups popped popcorn (or one 3-oz. bag plain microwave popcorn, popped) 8-10 slices bacon 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper salt to taste
Put popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Spread bacon on a wire rack set in a sheet pan and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until crispy. Let cool. Crumble or slice bacon into small pieces. Collect 1 tbsp. bacon drippings from pan and heat in a small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl with butter and maple syrup until butter melts. Mix bacon bits into sauce and drizzle over popcorn. Sprinkle with pepper and salt to taste and toss to coat evenly. This is the least fussy, least splattery way to cook bacon, and it makes collecting the fat from the pan easy.
5. Parmesan & Garlic Popcorn
10 cups popped popcorn (or one 3-oz. bag plain microwave popcorn, popped) 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper salt to taste
Put popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Heat butter and olive oil in a small saucepan until butter is melted. Drizzle butter over popcorn and toss to mix. Sprinkle cheese, garlic powder and pepper over it and toss again. Taste for seasoning and add salt until you're happy.