This is an absolute treat for savoury popcorn fanatics. The corn absorbs the delicate, herby, fragrant flavours and puts the traditional salt or sweet options to shame. It makes a great snack or movie watching accompaniment.
½ cup of popcorn kernels
3 sprigs worth of thyme leaves (plus one whole sprig to garnish)
Handful of parmesan shaving
Juice of half a small lemon (a wedge of lemon to garnish)
Knob of butter or table spoon of canola oil
Melt your butter or heat your oil over a medium-high heat in a large sauce pan.
Add the kernels, give the pan a good shake and cover leaving a small gap for the steam to escape, no one wants soggy corn now do they!
Once the kernels have popped (a good way to gauge this is if there is a gap of more than 3 seconds between popping sound) add the thyme, a good pinch of salt and the lemon juice.
Give it all a good shake again and transfer to your munching bowl of choice.
Sprinkle over your parmesan and serve. Garnish with your spare thyme sprig and lemon wedge. Serve and enjoy!