Sriracha Popcorn

Sriracha Popcorn

Sriracha Popcorn
Sriracha Popcorn

If you know me, you know all about my love for Sriracha! There’s something about the combination of its heat and its tangy flavors that make me want to put it on EVERYTHING! You may remember this unusual Sesame Sriracha Brittle. I could have eaten the whole batch myself! So, after making candy with Sriracha, putting it on popcorn sounded pretty normal!

I came up with this soon after creating this Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn. We were having friends over for take-out Chinese food and I’d been having a rough day. I wanted to make something to munch on while we ordered our food, but didn’t have much time or much in the fridge. This is what came to me.

I use the same method of popping the corn as I do in my Rosemary Parmesan recipe. It’s so much healthier than store-bought microwave popcorn and so easy. No chemicals, dyes or fat! Just be sure to use the large brown paper lunch bags. There are usually two sizes at the store. The bigger ones work best. So, get popping! You’re gonna loooove this!

Sriracha Popcorn

Sriracha Popcorn

1 large brown paper lunch bag
1/2 C. popcorn kernels
1 1/2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 T. Sriracha
1/4 t. salt

Put the kernels in the lunch bag and fold the top down two times. Place in the microwave on its side and cook on high for 3 minutes and 45 seconds (microwaves vary so much…keep an eye on yours, you may need a bit more or a bit less time).

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, Sriracha and salt.

When the popcorn is done, immediately pour into a large bowl and drizzle on the Sriracha mixture while tossing the popcorn with a large spoon. Enjoy!

Notes:

  • This popcorn is best eaten after making. Because of the moisture in the Sriracha, it will not store well.
  • If you are getting a lot of unpopped popcorn, try storing your kernels in the refrigerator. It will create a bit more moisture in the kernel and give them a better chance at popping!
Sriracha Popcorn

 

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17 thoughts on “Sriracha Popcorn

    1. Caroline

      I am a Sriracha freak, Karen! Isn’t it delicious? I love that you added cheese to yours! I’ll have to give that a try! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  1. Diana

    Your Sriracha popcorn looks fantastic, Caroline! Sriracha is such a great versatile ingredient, even for snack foods. Anyway, it was so great meeting you yesterday on the test kitchen tour. You have such a beautiful blog and such great photographs. I’m looking forward to seeing your blog grow!

    Reply
    1. Caroline

      Thank you so much Diana! That means so much to me! I’m so happy to have met you as well! Your blog is gorgeous and such an inspiration!

      Reply
  2. Julie Coldani

    HI- I will absolutely make this for my husband that is his favorite hot sauce! He puts it on everything. If you email me your address I will send you some of our Jalapeno or Jalapeno Garlic extra virgin olive oil. It is excellent on popcorn!! We crush fresh produce with the olives so the flavor is unmistakeable -worth a try if you like spicy popcorn.

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