Asian Popcorn Medley
Great gifts don’t have to break the bank.
Giving a homemade treat or supplying
your recipient with the !xings to make a
scrumptious nosh will win hearts and be
gentle on your checkbook. With little effort
your gift can be the hit of the party and if
you bring both a snack and a gift basket !lled
with the raw ingredients, your hostess can
sample your culinary talents !rsthand and
you’ll help lighten her load. Providing a guilt-
free snack to graze on will be a welcome and
healthful alternative to yet another fat laden
treat. That’s why popcorn is a great option.
things about popcorn is its ability to take on
a wide range of "avors. That means you’re
able to create any number of taste sensations
for your gift recipient, from everyday to the
exotic. If you’re crunched for time you can
always choose the classic combination of
plain, cheese, and caramel.
Here we offer more healthful versions
that will still deliver delicious taste without
packing on additional pounds. Make a few
batches of plain popcorn to start, then use
some for the cheese and caramel recipes.
Cover the bottom of a 3- to 4-quart pan with
a thin layer of vegetable oil. Place 3 kernels
of popcorn in the pan, cover with a loose lid
that allows steam to escape, and heat. When
the kernels pop, pour in enough popcorn to
cover the bottom of the pan, one kernel deep,
cover the pan and shake to evenly spread the
the popping begins to slow to a few seconds
apart, remove the pan from the stovetop. The
heated oil will still pop the remaining kernels.
and store in an airtight container.
6 cups popped popcorn
1 Tbsp. melted butter, optional
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast or brewer’s yeast