Following up on our “Diet Oscars” menu, here’s a recipe for flavored popcorn. In addition to movie-watching (or movie award show-watching), gourmet popcorn goes well with cocktails, wine and beer.
Don’t like cheese or rosemary? Head to Popcorn.org, the website of the The Popcorn Board, for scores of flavored popcorn recipes.
The recipes yield four quarts of flavored popcorn: 16 one-cup servings (or for our family, four one-quart servings).
We made these recipes with imported Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese because we love the superior flavor; but you can use domestic Parmesan. You’ll get better flavor if you grate it freshly, rather than buy pre-grated (and please, nothing from a can!). Here’s the difference between the imported and domestic versions.
RECIPE: ROSEMARY & PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO POPCORN
Ingredients For 4 Quarts
1. PLACE popcorn in a large serving bowl.
2. MIX butter, olive oil and rosemary together in a small bowl; microwave 20 seconds to melt butter. Stir butter mixture and pour over popcorn; toss. Sprinkle cheese, garlic salt and pepper over popcorn.
3. TOSS again and serve.