I am an avid popcorn eater. I make it at least two or three times a week and absolutely love hanging out on the couch with a HUGE bowl of it. My (now) father-in-law bought me a stove top popcorn maker not too long after Mr. C. and I started dating and I literally used it everyday for the first three weeks. I couldn’t get enough of it!
I recently have been dipping into recipes for popcorn and it’s been interesting. I never thought I would like popcorn any other way than plain with butter and salt but there’s so many different things you can do with popcorn and flavors that can be added that I decided to dabble with this a bit.
My first experiment with it was making this Chinese Five Spice Popcorn. Oh my goodness was it delicious! It’s got this zingy taste that you don’t expect but makes you keep coming back for more. I really want to have friends over for a Chinese night. I’ve been finding so many good recipes lately that I could really get my ethnic side of cooking into full swing! Anyone want to come over for Chinese?! Haha! Hope you guys enjoy this as much as I do!
Chinese Five-Spice Popcorn
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
2 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Chinese five-spce powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1. Combine corn, oil, sugar, five-spice powder and salt in a pot with a tight fitting lid over medium heat.
2. When corn begins to pop, turn heat to medium-low.
3. Shake constantly until popping slows. Remove from heat (careful-it can burn easily!), transfer to bowl and drizzle with butter.