Simple Savoury Snack: Popcorn with Chorizo and Oregano

Popcorn just got exciting.

I must admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of popcorn. When I do eat it, I prefer the butter or salted varieties instead of sweet. However now I’ve made this version I don’t think I will settle for butter anymore.

To make this I bought a packet of plain microwave popcorn kernels but cooked them in a large saucepan at the same time as the chorizo. That means the meaty spice of the chorizo is imparted onto every puffed piece of corn – yum.

If you don’t like chorizo then you could make this with bacon instead. Like a hit of chilli? Add a little chilli powder once the popcorn is cooked.

This is perfect for a snack whilst you are watching movies, or for a party with drinks.

I got the idea for this from a recipe that I found in the March 2014 issue of Taste.com.au magazine.

Ingredients – serves 2/3:

  • 1/2 tbsp oil, olive or vegetable
  • 1 chorizo sausage, finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • freshly ground black pepper, to season
  • 1 packet (85g/3 oz) plain microwave popcorn kernels (if you can’t get plain then buy butter flavoured)
  • a little salt, to season

Method:

  • Put the oil and chorizo into a large saucepan for which you have a lid, then place over a medium-high heat on the stovetop.
  • Cook the chorizo until just starting to colour, then add the garlic, oregano, a good seasoning of pepper and the plain popcorn kernels.

  • Once the popcorn just starts to pop, place the lid onto the pan and cook until the popping sounds slow down.
  • Remove from the heat and season with a sprinkle of salt to taste.
  • Leave to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!

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2 Responses to Simple Savoury Snack: Popcorn with Chorizo and Oregano

  1. Love the addition of chorizo!

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