Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sriracha Sesame Ginger Popcorn

Sriracha Sesame Ginger Popcorn

Beyond my Sriracha kick, a popcorn kick has been joyfully taking route in my life.

From plain ol’ butter and salt to buffalo sauce and parmesan cheese and everything in between.  It has been known to be dinner lately and I have no issue with it.

And I definitely have no issue with adding Sriracha to the list of flavors.  It’s hot – spicier than the buffalo popcorn.  But amazing, no doubt.  I just adore popcorn, however it’s flavored and this one is no different.  Just have some water (or wine) nearby!

Sriracha Sesame Ginger Popcorn

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Sriracha Sesame Ginger Popcorn Recipe

Yield: 4 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Freshly popped popcorn drenched in a Sriracha, sesame seed and ginger sauce.


2 Tbs. butter
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. Sriracha sauce
1 tsp. sesame seeds + more for garnish
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
4 cups popped popcorn (see note below)
Salt to taste


In a small sauce pan, melt the butter with the olive oil and Sriracha sauce. Stir in the sesame seeds, garlic powder and ground ginger. Mix well. The sauce will be thin.

Pour over the popcorn and toss to coat well. Season with salt to taste and garnish with additional sesame seeds.

Cassie’s Notes:
I pop my popcorn on the stove because: a) we don’t have a microwave and b) we don’t have an airpopper. So stove popping is really my only choice, which is A-OK with me because I love it that way.

Here’s how to do it:

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a medium heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. (I use grapeseed, you can use canola, vegetable, etc. just not olive oil, it will be likely to burn.)

Add a few popcorn kernels and let it heat up. When one kernel pops, add 1/3 cup of uncooked popcorn kernels and cover the pan. Shake the pan a little to spread the kernels in an even layer. Let the kernels pop for several minutes until the pan is full and the popping slows down.

Remove from heat and transfer popcorn to a large bowl.

Sriracha Week continues tomorrow with my favorite to-date and concludes Friday with a roundup of some favorites from around the web!  If you have a Sriracha recipe, feel free to share!

Sriracha Week Intro
Sriracha & Veggie Frittata
Sriracha Cheddar Biscuits

Sriracha Sesame Ginger Popcorn


68 Responses to “Sriracha Sesame Ginger Popcorn”

  1. #
    Rachel Cooks — September 12, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    mmmmm…..popcorn. 🙂

  2. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — September 12, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    What a great recipe! I can’t wait to have a go at it!

  3. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — September 12, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    I am a big fan of savory style popcorn. Even more than sweet and salt popcorn and that’s tough to beat. But with Sriracha? Yes, please! This looks amazingly delish!

  4. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — September 12, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    Oh my gawwwwd! What a heavenly treat! This is a must-try, for sure.

  5. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 12, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    Hello tonight’s dinner, nice to meet you!

  6. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 12, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    This sounds awesome!! Love this idea!

  7. #
    Vicki Bensinger — September 12, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    This could be a great appetizer prior to having a. Asian meal. I love it. I still need to make your turtle popcorn. That was yours wasn’t it? That’s been on my list.

  8. #
    priya — September 12, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    Just the idea of it makes my mouth water – YUM YUM

  9. #
    Kristi Rimkus — September 12, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    Fantastic twist on my favorite movie treat. I’ll bet this is delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

  10. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — September 12, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Death becomes me.

  11. #
    Erika — September 12, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    I LOVE this! I have half a bottle of siracha in my fridge that my friend gave me and I don’t know what to do with. Your siracha week is perfect 🙂

  12. #
    Angie — September 12, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    I love spicy foods, I must try this today!

  13. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 12, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Perfect snack or dinner!

  14. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 12, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    I love adding cinnamon & ginger to popcorn – need to try the ginger + srichra combo!

  15. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — September 12, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    I love this. I recently started making my own popcorn, and of course I now need to make with sriracha!

  16. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — September 12, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Sriracha flavored popcorn? I think I’m in love. I adore sriracha and tend to put it on just about everything. Yum! I can’t wait to make this.

  17. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — September 12, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    Yum! I love my evening popcorn. This looks like a great way to spice it up!

  18. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — September 12, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    I recently made a spicy kettle corn and loved it–I imagine this is just awesome

  19. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 12, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    I have a lot of Sriracha fan around me who are not bloggers. They have no idea we can make great popcorn with this flavor. Must try. Thank you for sharing and they will be shocked! 😀

  20. #
    katie — September 12, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    So is it crazy that I’ve never popped popcorn the traditional way like you do?!?!? I think I need to change this stat. And I’m super impressed by you not owning a microwave… it is definitely a clutch of mine in a pinch!

  21. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — September 12, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    this is so awesome!! i love that you incorporated this into a popcorn flavor!

  22. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — September 12, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    I love a bag or two of that right now while I’m catching up on a little tv!

  23. #
    Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious — September 12, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Oh my goodness! What a great combo of flavors!!!

  24. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — September 12, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    I need to try this!!!!!!

  25. #
    Angela @ AnotherBitePlease — September 12, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    Seriously I am so surprised…never ever would have thought Sriracha and popcorn but sounds like the perfect combination. Gonna make for movie night…too bad I didn’t have this recipe for the finale Bachelor Pad 🙁

  26. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — September 12, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    Oh, all of your popcorn flavors kill me! We share the same spicy palate!

  27. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 12, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    Dude, sriracha in popcorn?! I’m dying here! I’m totally going to make this and sneak it into the movie theater!

  28. #
    adair — September 12, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    I’ve only seen this in the food co-ops in my college, but people need to spread the word: mix honey and sriracha to taste, mix with popped popcorn in a bowl, set in a 350 oven for a couple minutes, let cool, stuff face. Sriracha honey popcorn. It’s the future.

  29. #
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — September 13, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Sounds like a fantastic tailgating snack!

  30. #
    Kathryn — September 15, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    I’ve loved this spicy week and this sounds just an amazing snack!

  31. #
    Vicki Butler-Hagen — September 16, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    This looks so healthy and delicious – yum – I need to make a batch of this ASAP!!!

  32. #
    Tara — September 16, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    Whoa! This is tasty tasty tasty. My husband and I love it. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  33. #
    Kristen @ The Endless Meal — September 28, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    I have a serious love affair with sriracha. It’s brilliant on just about everything. Will definitely be trying this recipe next time I get a popcorn craving 🙂

  34. #
    Chrissy — October 2, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    Looks amazing! Homemade popcorn is so darn good!

  35. #
    Amanda — December 19, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Oh my goodness Cassie!!!! I made this last night for dinner and I am not afraid to say I inhaled it! So good, so amazingly good! May I also say, this is the second sriracha recipe I made from your blog (I’ve now made the spicy peanut sauce once a week for a month now, so good!), and I really think you are on to something here with Sriracha Week! Next September, 2nd Annual Sriracha Week? I just love your blog 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — December 19th, 2012 @ 8:06 am

      You just made my day, thank you so much for your comment. So glad you liked it. And a 2nd Sriracha day – I will definitely consider it! 🙂

  36. #
    Vinny Grette — February 18, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    If you like this, maybe you’ll enjoy a few more possibilities for pop corn deliciousness?

  37. #
    kate — November 3, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    We made this and it tasted delicious but it was kind of soggy. Maybe next time we’ll try more popcorn?

  38. #
    Showhan — April 29, 2015 @ 8:58 pm

    I love popcorn because of various reasons. Anyway, it looks cool here. It is also used at the time of passing alone time. Popcorn is always welcome to me.

  39. #
    Anthony — March 15, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

    This popcorn looks so yummy and not take so much time to make, I will try to make it for my kids. Thank you so much !

  40. #
    Anna Smith — June 14, 2016 @ 7:12 pm

    This popcorn recipe looks very delicious. I just bought a popcorn maker last week. I will try this recipe.
    Thank for share !


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