Mexican Popcorn

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Servings: 4

Cost: $7.38 /serving


Mexican Popcorn


· 6 ounces Cotijta cheese, crumbled· Zest of 1 small lime· 1 teaspoon chili powder· 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder· 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika· 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander· 1/2 teaspoon salt· 4 tablespoons unsalted butter· 2 tablespoons peanut oil· 1 cup popcorn kernels


Step 1Add the cotija cheese and lime zest to a small bowl and mix well, set aside.Step 2To a small bowl add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, coriander and salt. Set aside.Step 3Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat, keep warm over low heat.Step 4Place a large 3 quart or larger pot with a lid, over medium-high heat.Step 5Add 3 or 4 kernels and place the lid snuggly on the pan. When you hear the kernels start to pop, add the rest of the kernels, replace the lid. Give the pot a shake back and forth.Step 6When you start to hear the popping slow down, turn off the heat. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl.Step 7Pour the warm butter over the popcorn and add the spice blend, toss to mix well.Step 8Top with the cotija cheese mix.