Award show season and popcorn go hand in hand. Now that award show season has officially begun, it’s time to get snacking! With the Critics Choice happening last week and now with the Golden Globes today, it marks the time to to root for my favourite movies of the past year. I’m not sure if you, like me, are completely obsessed with award shows … but it certainly is one of my favourite things about this awful January/February stretch we have here.
Popcorn is probably one of my most beloved snacks; I just can’t watch a movie without munching on some of the salty and buttery goodness… but this is the sad part, it’s not very good for you – imagine that! Well, the ever genius Martha Stewart has resolved that issue with her to-die-for, healthy, chili lime popcorn, with – gasp - no butter!
So, as we sit down tonight with some chili lime popcorn, rooting for our favourite movies (I’m cheering on Black Swan and The Kings Speech!) and wondering what on earth everyone is wearing and why their stylists would think it would be a good idea to dress them in that, we won’t feel guilty for snacking on far too much of this delicious popcorn!
Chili Lime Popcorn
source: Martha Stewart
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 1/4 tsp chili powder
1 1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp lime zest
1 large lime wedge
Begin by heating up 1 tbsp of oil in a pot over medium heat, place 2 or 3 kernels in the pot. Once they pop pour in the remaining kernels and shake the pan to coat all the kernels in oil and cover the pot. Cooking for about 6 or 7 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally until all the kernels have popped.
While the popcorn is popping, get your lime zest ready (I used about 1 whole lime, depending on the size, you may need 2.) Add the spices, salt and lime zest to a bowl.
Pour popped popcorn into a large bowl and cover with the remaining 1 tbsp of oil, next evenly distribute your spice and lime zest mixture over the popcorn, tossing the popcorn to completely cover. Finally, sprinkle with lime juice and enjoy!
Have you ever noticed, as the night goes on, the Globes begin to get increasingly sloppy? It’s pretty entertaining!
And with that, here’s to a happy awards show season! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!