The other day I was in Trader Joe's and spotted this bag of popcorn. I was intrigued, hence the snapshot.
After pondering it for most of the day I gave it a try that evening, and have made it a few more times since. At first bite it is a bit surprising, but then it becomes amazingly addictive and something you will dream about.
Brown Butter Lemon Popcorn
2/3 C popcorn kernels
2T coconut oil
zest of 1 lemon
3t herbs de Provence (or blend of dried garlic, thyme, basil, bay leaf, onions, oregano, rosemary, salt, black pepper and lavender)
Heat a large stockpot or dutch oven on high, add oil. Add popcorn kernels and shake a bit to coat them all and let them spread out along the bottom. Close the lid and LEAVE IT ALONE. really, that part is hard, but important. Just like with microwave popcorn it is ready when the popping starts to slow down to a few seconds in between pops. Take it off the heat and leave the lid on to get a few more pops. While you are waiting on the pops, melt butter in a small saucepan and continue heating until it is a nice brown, toasty color.
Now simply pour your popcorn into a big bowl, drizzle the brown butter over it, add the lemon zest, herbs and stir it up a bit. Enjoy!
Oh, and just so you don't think this has turned into a food blog, here is my latest sewing project:
It's a wee little Flashback Tee in some Heather Ross Spoonflower knit. This print is originally from her Rabbits and Racecars line and I just had to buy a fat quarter. It made for some very creative cutting to get this little shirt cut out of a fat quarter!
Enjoy your weekend! xo, Courtney