SWEET AND SPICY POPCORN
Yield: 15 portions
|Hot, freshly popped popcorn (Orville Redenbacher's, ACT II or Vogel)||15 cups|
|Fine sea salt||1/4 tsp|
|Unsalted butter (8 tablespoons)||1/2 cup|
|Coarsely chopped walnuts||1-1/2 cups|
|Fresh cayenne pepper (long, red finger hot pepper), minced||1|
|Ground cayenne pepper||1/4 tsp|
|Kosher salt||1/4 tsp|
- Place popcorn in a large bowl that has been sprayed with PAMŽ High Yield Canola Cooking Spray. Sprinkle with sea salt. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
- Combine sugar, butter and water in a medium non-stick saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat and continue cooking and stirring until sugar mixture turns golden brown; it will go from thick to more fluid at this point. Quickly stir in walnuts, fresh cayenne and ground cayenne peppers.
- Pour over popcorn and toss with a greased spoon or spatula to coat evenly. Turn onto parchment-lined sheet. Allow to cool and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. Break into clusters.