The book bloggers have spoken…

I wasn't planning on posting this recipe this morning. But the book bloggers have spoken. They want the chili-lime popcorn.

I cannot for the life of me find the original recipe. But I guess that's ok since I wing it most of the time now anyway.
Chili-lime popcorn 

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • lime wedge - about 1/4 of the lime

  • 1 bag microwave popcorn

Mix the chili powder and cumin together. Sprinkle over popcorn while still in bag.  Shake.  Transfer popcorn to a bowl (I have to eat popcorn from a bowl, the bags annoy me) and squeeze the lime wedge over the popcorn. Enjoy!

And that is all.

banana.gif Monkey Note 1: I do remember that the original recipe called for salt as well.  I used it the first time I made and it was wayyyyy too salty so I've omitted it ever since. Microwave popcorn is salty enough that you don't need to add it but if you are using air-popped you might want to add a bit. I'd do the rest of the seasoning first though and then salt to taste.

banana.gif Monkey Note 2: If you do not have fresh lime and are using bottled lime juice you will only need a very small amount because that stuff is concentrated! I would say about 1 tsp. I've used both and I can say that fresh is better but the bottled stuff does in a pinch.

banana.gif Monkey Note 3: If you are really lazy and don't want to even make this - experiment with prepackaged seasonings. Lemon-pepper is pretty good (I also highly recommend sprinkling some on fresh corn on the cob). I bet some of the Mrs. Dash flavours would be good - maybe the Southern Chipotle for a Tex-Mex feel?