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I’ve always admired backyards with dreamy outdoor movie setups. Now that it’s warmer outside, it’s the perfect way to enjoy movie night with family and friends, don’t you think? Take a projector, DIY a screen, lay out blankets and fill them up with pillows. Grab some drinks and whip up a Margarita Popcorn. Why yes – I said Margarita Popcorn and I have the recipe for you. Don’t worry, I got your back!
But before I share the recipe, let’s get you in the mood for an outdoor movie night! I have been pinning these wonderful backyards as inspiration for the future. These photos have me longing for one. One day, backyard, one day!
Let’s get cooking!
Margarita Popcorn Recipe
- 2-3 bags of Popcorn*
- 1/3 cup of butter, melted
- Juice of half a lime
- 1/2 tsp lime zest
- 1 small jalapeño (half if you don’t like it to be too spicy), seeds and membrane removed, minced
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
*For 1 bag of popcorn, just half the rest of the ingredients. Also, this is a family-friendly version without the alcohol, but you are more than welcome to add a splash with the melted butter!
- Cook your ACT II popcorn in the microwave using the popcorn setting.
- Mix butter with the juice of lime, lime zest and minced jalapeño in a small bowl. If you don’t have a zester for the lime, use a vegetable peeler but be careful not to include the white bitter part of the lime skin. After peeling, mince it and you’ve got lime zest. Pour the butter mixture into the popcorn bag and shake thoroughly to coat the popcorn. Alternately, you can pour the popcorn in a mixing bowl, then mix in the butter. Mix thoroughly to coat the popcorn evenly.
- Mix all the spices in a small bowl before pouring into your popcorn. Pour half of the spice mix to your popcorn, and shake the bag or mix in the popcorn bowl. Taste it and if you like to add more flavor, just pour the rest of the spice mix.
- You can now eat it as it is. But if you like to make the popcorn crunchier (since it got wet with the butter and lime liquid), you can pour it in a rectangular pan or baking tray, and pop it in the broiler or oven (using broil setting) for about 2-3 minutes, depending on your oven’s temperature, before serving. Just make sure to keep an eye on your popcorn after 2 minutes to make sure it won’t burn.
Hope you try out this Margarita Popcorn recipe. If you love hints of lime and jalapeño, I promise you will love this! I was practically sneaking some bites while taking these photos! I couldn’t help it. I love the mix of sour and spicy. How about you? What are your favorite popcorn flavors? Do share!