STOVE TOP SRIRACHA LIME POPCORN

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Stove Top Sriracha Lime PopcornIt’s National Popcorn Day and given my propensity to support the underdog, I feel compelled to give America’s most magical snack a shout out.

Why the underdog you ask? How you would feel living in the shadow of Martin Luther King Jr Day?

Plus, I never need an excuse to talk popcorn. It’s one of my favorite foods. A whole grain that, unadorned, clocks in at about 30 calories. It’s like eating air, only with fiber.

On the rare evening when I have the house to myself, you are likely to find me enjoying the following for dinner: a glass of wine, a bowl of popcorn, and a period flick set in a foreign country with subtitles that would be nothing short of torture for Mr. Mom’s Kitchen.

My new go-to for such occasions is this Stove Top Sriracha Lime Popcorn. Key, is popping the corn in coconut oil. While I use olive oil for everything under the sun, it doesn’t do justice to our humble grain. Coconut oil can tolerate high heat the way that olive oil cannot and results in a crunchier popcorn with just a whiff of pleasing coconut flavor.

For this post, I teamed up with Pure Formulas, a one-stop-shopping site for all things holistic. They also happen to make a pretty dreamy coconut oil. It’s organic, which means no heat or chemicals were used to extract the oil. The result is better tasting and better for you.

Stovetop Sriracha Lime Popcorn

Now, onto the popcorn. It’s a tangy, salty, crunchy, wonder with just a hit of heat from the sriracha. It’s hard to stop at just a handful, which is exactly how it should be.

So, pull out your sturdiest pot, gather your ingredients, and give popcorn some love. Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t like anyone to feel left out.

Stove Top Sriracha Lime Popcorn

Stove Top Sriracha Lime Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Pure Formula organic coconut oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons sriracha (you can also use tabasco)
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In a Dutch oven or large, heavy pot with a lid, melt 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Put a few popcorn kernels into the oil and put on the lid. Once the first kernel pops, the oil is ready.
  2. Add the remaining popcorn to the pot, put on the lid, hang onto both sides of the pot and give it a vigorous shake to distribute the popcorn. Continue cook the popcorn, shaking the pot every 30 seconds or so, until the popping diminishes and the popcorn is done.
  3. While the popcorn is cooking, stir the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil and the sriracha together in a small bowl until blended. Microwave on high until melted, about 15 seconds.
  4. When the popcorn is popped, transfer to a large bowl. Zest the lime over the popcorn, sprinkle on the salt, drizzle with the melted coconut oil/sriracha and use your hands to toss the popcorn until it is evenly coated.
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  1. 01.21.2016 at 10:57 AM #

    Can I come over for a date night? This yummy popcorn, wine, and a movie sounds divine 🙂 P.S. Have you seen Mr. Holmes? No subtitles, but a period piece set in England, and quite good! I watched it the other nigh when Mr. Spicy was off on a boys ski trip 🙂

    • katiemorford
      01.21.2016 at 11:59 AM #

      Yes to a date night. And no to Mr. Holmes. Will have to check it out.

  2. 01.21.2016 at 11:19 AM #

    I’m loving the sound of this combination! I would never think to use lime on popcorn but it looks delicious!

    • katiemorford
      01.21.2016 at 11:59 AM #

      Thanks Amy. Lemon works too, but the lime is my favorite on this.

  3. 01.21.2016 at 1:32 PM #

    This is a winning combo! Can’t wait to try it

  4. 01.21.2016 at 6:46 PM #

    My husband is obsessed with sriracha and puts it on everything…and we make popcorn all the time…but it hasn’t occurred to him to put sriracha ON POCORN! Thank you for the idea!

    • katiemorford
      01.21.2016 at 7:13 PM #

      Glad to be of service 🙂

  5. 01.22.2016 at 7:40 PM #

    What a fun popcorn upgrade! Still simple, but a great way to mix it up a bit if you enjoy popcorn (like my family does) frequently!

  6. 01.23.2016 at 8:22 AM #

    I’ve seen this sriracha popcorn a few times now and I need to make it ASAP!

    • katiemorford
      01.25.2016 at 9:12 AM #

      I think so, and no better time than when you’re snowed in. Stay warm!

  7. 01.23.2016 at 2:35 PM #

    Sounds delicious, Katie! I prefer making my own popcorn but wouldn’t have come up with this combo on my own. Looks like the perfect balance of spiciness!

    • katiemorford
      01.25.2016 at 9:11 AM #

      Thanks Marisa. A little kick of spice never hurts 🙂

  8. Monica
    01.25.2016 at 4:34 PM #

    Just made this and it’s insanely delicious! Thanks for the inspiration for a snowy afternoon snack!!!

    • katiemorford
      01.26.2016 at 9:50 AM #

      Oh good! Glad to get some feedback, since I’m quite obsessed.

  9. 01.27.2016 at 6:36 AM #

    Yum! I am loving this!! A little spicy, a little sour. I can see this going very fine with a glass of wine and a movie!

  10. 01.28.2016 at 8:14 AM #

    Yikes, this recipe sounds so good. I will be trying it this weekend!

    • katiemorford
      01.29.2016 at 7:17 AM #

      I’m making a batch for movie night tonight!

  11. 01.29.2016 at 10:02 AM #

    This is so up my alley!

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