Light and airy…and bursting with flavor. An ordinary snack gets a tasty update with this recipe for Cajun-style popcorn. Cheese and spices such as paprika and cayenne give your popcorn a slightly spicy kick. A butter and lime juice sauce creates a subtly acidic bite.
With New Orleans being the central hub for Mardi Gras celebrations, Louisiana-style Cajun food is always popular this time of year. Try this popcorn as an easy and healthy way to infuse Cajun flavors into your Fat Tuesday, this February 12. With just a few additions, plain air-popped popcorn is a festive treat for your family that’s perfect for Mardi Gras, your next party…or just a movie night at home.
- 8 cups air-popped popcorn
- 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
- Juice from 1 lime
- 4 Tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
- ¼ oz. package of Chef Paul Prudhomme’s® Magic Seasoning Blends, Poultry blend used here (or 4 teaspoons of your favorite Cajun seasoning)
- Place popcorn in a large bowl.
- Mix melted butter and lime juice in a small bowl, then pour over popcorn.
- Gently toss to coat.
- In another small bowl, mix seasoning packet and cheese.
- Pour over popcorn, gently tossing to coat.
- Top with a little extra cheese if desired.
This recipe uses seasoning specially blended by Chef Paul Prudhomme, a Louisiana native. After cooking at his mother’s side since childhood, Chef Paul left his Lousiana home in his early 20s to travel across the United States, learning all he could about cooking. In 1979, K-Paul’s Lousiana Kitchen® opened in New Orleans to great success. After endless requests for his seasoning secrets, Chef Paul created his own line of herb and spice blends. Today, these Magic Seasoning Blends can be found in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries. To read more about Chef Paul’s story, click here. And to buy Chef Paul Prudhomme’s® Magic Seasoning Blends, simply visit your local grocery store. In Bensalem, PA you can find his seasoning blends in the spice section of Shop Rite on Bristol Road.
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