Chili Lime Cashew Popcorn

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It’s Sunday, so in our house that means football … and grocery shopping, some errands, washing the sheets … the usual Sunday duties. The Green Bay Packers played the Dallas Cowboys this afternoon. The Packers is a game we will always watch … who am I kidding? Dennis has football on from morning until the last game is over on a Sunday. Then comes Monday, and now Thursday. Kylie and I missed the first half of the game today because we were at Trader Joe’s, but were able to be here for the second half and the amazing Green Bay Packer’s win. Go Aaron Rodgers!

I had a dream on Friday night where I came up with a recipe for chili lime flavored popcorn with chili lime cashews. I woke Dennis up and asked him to remember the ingredients I dreamed about. He probably wasn’t super happy with me, because I had just woken him up to ask about a crazy dream I had that I was hoping for an understanding of. I said “I just need you to remember a few ingredients, in case I forget this dream in the morning.” No biggie, he didn’t even have to take the time to write it down. I actually remembered my popcorn dream, so the ingredients stayed with me.

Before the second half of the Packer game, I made the popcorn I dreamed about. I’m so glad I dreamed this up, it was quite satisfying for a half-time snack!

I bought a package of Chili Lime Cashews at Sprouts Farmer’s Market this morning. They had just the right amount of seasoning and heat for my satisfaction. Trader Joe’s also sells chili lime cashews. I believe they are called Thai Chili Lime Cashews. They are also very good.

I heated two tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot – I always use olive oil when popping my popcorn. Once the oil was hot, I poured 1 cup of kernels into the pot and put the lid on. I cooked my popcorn until the popping slowed down, then turned off the heat.

Once the popcorn was done popping, I poured it into my bowl and heated 2-1/2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan with 1 teaspoon of chili lime seasoning.

I poured 1 cup of the chili lime cashews into the popcorn before pouring the butter over the top and mixing it into the popcorn with a spatula. I sprinkled a small amount of sea salt into the popcorn as well.

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There are so many ways to make popcorn super flavorful. Popcorn has always been one of my favorite snacks – I love it plain, with nothing but a little salt (no butter), I love it with truffle salt, and I love it with Herbs de Provence and shaved parmesan. I’m going to think up as many different popcorn recipes as I can and blog them all. Stay tuned ….

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 cup chili lime flavored cashews
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon chili lime seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot on the stove.
  2. Place kernels in the pot and put the lid on. Pop over medium-high heat until the popping slows to almost nothing.
  3. Pour popped corn into a large bowl.
  4. Add cashews to the popcorn and stir in.
  5. Melt butter with chili lime seasoning. Pour over popcorn and cashews and stir.
  6. Sprinkle sea salt over top of popcorn, give the bowl a shake and enjoy!

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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