Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cheesy BBQ Popcorn Recipe

Here's another great gourmet popcorn recipe... a favorite in our house! We can't take the credit for developing this fab recipe, but I'm also not sure where to attribute the recipe. I did a quick search for cheesy bbq popcorn recipe on Google and found it in half a dozen places, and can't remember which one we used initially! :)


This is a simple treat that can be made by using ingredients that every home should have. Easy and delicious! We've updated the recipe to make it lower sodium, but if you're a salt hound, you can make a few easy substitutions (salted butter instead of unsalted; garlic salt instead of garlic powder).

If you don't have fresh parmesan, I suppose you could use the stuff in the green can. However, as a parm purist, I feel the need to let you know that the green can doesn't have a home in our home.

Cheese snob lecture over. On to the popcorn.

Cheesy BBQ Popcorn

2 T melted butter, unsalted
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan.
6-10 cups popped corn

Pop the corn according to the method of your choice. We have been dedicated stove poppers as long as we've been married. We may be switching to an air popper soon, but are fighting the urge to do so. We remain opposed to the microwave stuff, but hey, we don't judge. Ok we do, but silently. And only because of the crazy chemicals and preservatives in microwave popcorn. Still, if you are a microwave popcorn person, we urge you to go as plain as possible on the popping corn of choice.

Gather your spices. It won't take long.

Melt your butter and add in the spices.

Drizzle over the popcorn a spoonful at a time, tossing the popped kernels in the bowl between drizzles.

Take out your hard, fresh parmesan cheese and your lovely Microplane Fine Grater.

Grate the cheese directly onto the popcorn. Toss together and serve... what a tasty treat!

Next up in our adventures in popcorn, when I was at True Value today getting supplies for my new Aerogarden, I found some fab Amish popping corn. Now, though it's certainly not local, it's organic. I'm excited to try my new rainbow popcorn to see the colors. And yes, I'll be sure to share!


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