Blogging Marathon# 53: Week 2/ Day 2
Theme: Movie Night Snacks
Dish: Salted Caramel Popcorn
I have never been a fan of popcorn, especially the ones sold at the movies or even the microwave variety. Growing up my parents didn’t want us to eat outside food, so they never bought us anything when we went to the movies. So I never associated going to movies with popcorn or food. I continue to do that with my kids too. My older one never asked for it, lets see what the little one does.
I had a really bad popcorn when one of my friends bought a big tub of it and it was just so terrible that it ended my already non-existent relation with movie popcorn. Good thing with most of the non-Indian movies is that they are short and even before you realize you want to munch on something the movie is over. But Indian movies force you to buy snacks to kill time and money.
On the other hand the smell of popcorn being made in the microwave makes me nauseous, don’t know why and I’ve never bought any of that.
Making caramel scares me, but in this recipe, the caramel is more like a sauce and there’s no need to worry about cooking till the correct caramel color is achieved. Just follow the recipe and you have a perfect caramel ready to be used. I added just a little bit of sea salt while baking to give a nice balance to the otherwise sweet caramel taste.
Even as a self proclaimed popcorn hater, I loved this a LOT and couldn’t stop myself from over-snacking on it. I’m even warming up tomaking even flavored popcorn, thanks to the wonderful ideas from the fellow BMers (how about some garlic butter & mozzarella or cinnamon-sugar flavored ones — mmmm, yumm).
Recipe adapted from here: