Smoked Paprika and Lime Spice Popcorn

There’s nothing like the smell and sound of popcorn popping.  It smells soooo good. 

It’s one of my all-time favorite foods.

When I was a kid, my very favorite popcorn in the whole world was….Kmart popcorn.

Loved it!  I would even pick that over candy.

This popcorn recipe has a real pop to it.   Not a “pop” as in sound, but “pop” as in flavor.

The cayenne pepper, touch of smoked paprika, and lime juice are a match made in heaven.  And not to mention the butter and salt that goes along with it.

It’s so delicious and such a fun and different snack that really hits the spot.

I better stop talking about how tasty this is or I’ll start craving it……then I’ll have to stop everything……just to make another batch of this popcorn……so I can eat it all myself.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Here’s how to make it.

Pop the popcorn.

I like to use a microwave popcorn popper.

It’s so very cool because there is no oil required.

Just add the popcorn, put the lid on, and in a few minutes….popped popcorn.

Just like that.

Heat a small sauce pan on low to medium heat and add the butter.

Next add the onion powder.

Then the cayenne pepper (if you don’t like too much heat, use less cayenne pepper).

Next,

add the smoked paprika.

Stir the spices and butter together.

Continue stirring the butter mixture until it’s completely melted (about 2 minutes).

Put the popped popcorn in separate serving dishes (or all of the popcorn in one big bowl).

Drizzle the smoked paprika and spice butter mixture….

…..over the popped popcorn.

Next,

salt to taste.

Then,

sprinkle the juice of half a lime over each serving.

Serve while the popcorn is still warm….

and…

Enjoy!

A great snack when friends come over.

You may need to make extra….

….because it’s so delicious.

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Smoked Paprika and Lime Spice Popcorn

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

6 cups Popped Popcorn
2 tablespoons of Butter
½ teaspoon Ground Red Pepper (Cayenne)
¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
2 dashes Smoked Paprika
Salt to taste
1 Lime

Directions:

Heat a small sauce pan on low to medium heat and add the butter, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika (if you don’t like too much heat, use less cayenne pepper).

Stir the spices and butter together. Continue stirring until it’s completely melted (about 2 minutes). Put the popped popcorn in separate serving dishes (or all of the popcorn in one big bowl).

Drizzle the smoked paprika and spice butter mixture over the popped popcorn. Salt to taste, and sprinkle the juice of half a lime over each serving of popcorn.

Serve while the popcorn is still warm.

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16 Responses to “Smoked Paprika and Lime Spice Popcorn”

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    Tina@flourtrader — March 14, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I always get the southwestern lime chips here, so I know I would definitely enjoy this popcorn. This is the first I have seen of this blend and it really does put a whole new spin my thoughts of flavored popcorn. Delicious and addictive, no doubt. Glad you posted this one.

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 14th, 2012 @ 9:14 am

      Hi Tina, thank you for stopping by!

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    katie — March 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    WOW–this looks and sounds amazing. I love the flavor profiles you’ve chosen.

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 14th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

      Hi Katie, thank you!

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    Ann — March 15, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Popcorn IS my all-time favorite food…bar none! I’ve never seen or heard of this flavor combination…very intriguing and my sisters would LOVE it! Thanks!

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 15th, 2012 @ 7:41 am

      Hi Ann, thank you and have a great day!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — March 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    When I was a kid, my mom would pop kernels and drizzle butter, cinnamon and sugar over it…fond memories. I like your idea of a spicy, limey bowl of popcorn. Simple, yet a great treat for having while watching a movie. Have a great weekend!

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 16th, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

      Hi Julia, the butter, cinnamon and sugar sounds so good together with popcorn. I’m going to try that next. Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend too!

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    Magic of Spice — March 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    What a delightful way to enjoy a favorite snack! Popcorn is such a great snack and I love it spiced up like this :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — March 17th, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

      Thank you and have a great rest of the day!

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    Michelle — April 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Wow, this sounds sooo yum! Since I am Dairy Free, I am going to use it with my Earth Balance vegan butter. I will also use my concentrated lime juice since don’t have any limes at the moment. Thanks for this! :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — April 28th, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

      Hi Michelle, good idea using the vegan butter and the concentrated lime juice. Thank you for stopping by!

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    Michelle — July 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Well, have made this one a couple times, now (took it to a movie couple weeks ago!). I am now officially HOOKED on this flavor, thanks again for the recipe! :) Next flavor I am gonna experiment with will be a vietnamese cinnamon and pink sugar butter topping. YUM!

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 11th, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

      Hi Michelle, so glad you like it! I am so hooked on it that my fave plastic popcorn bowl has turned the color of the smoked paprika….it used to be light blue. Wow, what a good idea to use vietnamese cinnamon and pink sugar butter. That sounds delicious!

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    Gina — December 12, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Hi, I was looking for cool recipes to do this xmas for my Mexican friends and this one sounds so good I wil definitely give it a try!

    Btw, can you tell me where I can buy your popcorn maker? Or at least what is the brand name?

    Thank you!

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    • Nancy — December 13th, 2013 @ 12:34 am

      Hi Gina, sounds like a great idea to make this popcorn for your friends. I use a “microwave popcorn bowl” to make popcorn. I’ve had this one awhile and probably got it at Walmart. I just googled it real quick and saw that the bowls are a white color rather than the yellow one that I have but it’s the same idea. I just love it because you put the popcorn in the bowl and cook it in the microwave without any oil. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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