Gourmet Popcorn at Home

October 19, 2010 9:38:54 AM PDT
Popcorn is a popular treat; going to the movies isn't the same without it. But if you're watching more movies at home these days, you don't have to give up your popcorn. You can make it at home with a gourmet twist in just minutes.

Clint Arthur of Five Star Butter www.fivestarbutter.com show us how with his special recipes for making gourmet popcorn. How about Chicago Deep Dish Popcorn, Puerto Vallarta Popcorn or Tuscan Truffled Popcorn? They sound complicated, but Clint says these are simple preparations anyone can put together in less than 4 minutes with just a regular microwave oven and a packet of any microwave popcorn.

GOURMET POPCORN RECIPES FROM 5 STAR BUTTER

"My general philosophy of gourmet eating is that all ingredients are to your personal taste. Add as much or as little as tastes good to you, says Clint Arthur of Five Star Butter. "Always use the very best ingredients you can get. Especially important are Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and Five Star Butter, as these are the base for everything else. Bon Appetite!"

Prepare popcorn according to package directions and dress up the plain popcorn according to Clint's recipes:

CHICAGO DEEP DISH POPCORN

  • Season with fresh cracked sea salt, pepper and Italian spices
  • Add Five Star Butter (or substitute your own butter)
  • Fresh Basil
  • Minced Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • Grated Pepperoni
  • Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • Add the cheese last and microwave for 25 seconds.

TUSCAN TRUFFLED POPCORN:

  • Season with fresh cracked sea salt, pepper, and fresh basil
  • Add Five Star Butter (or substitute real butter)
  • Urbani White Truffle Oil
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese flakes & crumbles
  • Add the cheese last and microwave for 20 seconds

PUERTO VALLARTA POPCORN:

  • Season with fresh cracked sea salt and pepper
  • Add Five Star Butter (or substitute real butter)
  • Add Chili Lime Hot Sauce

You can download more gourmet popcorn recipes at http://fivestarbutter.com/Five_Star_Butter_Co./Popcorn.html

ABOUT CLINT ARTHUR
Clint Arthur is President of the Five Star Butter Co., (www.FiveStarButter.com) which provides what he calls "the Best Butter On Earth" to the top chefs in America. Chicago's own Charlie Trotter has been serving Five Star Butter at his restaurant since 2001. Clint was the judge of "Battle Butter" on Iron Chef America between Chicago chef Koren Grievson of Restaurant Avec, and Iron Chef Kat Cora. You can watch Clint judge "Battle Butter" on Iron Chef America at this link.


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