Pom Prosecco & Popcorn

Pom Prosecco
Popcorn with Truffle Oil

Pop regular popcorn in canola or peanut oil in a heavy, covered pot. Ratio: 3 T. oil to 1/2 c. popcorn kernels. Add fine sea salt then drizzle the warm popcorn with truffle oil. Extraordinary!
I don’t make popcorn very often, and in recent years, when I did, it was in the microwave. I am so glad to have rediscovered the old-fashioned way to make popcorn. I want to thank my blogger friend Thatgirl for the suggestion. Simple and really really good.

Great start to a cocktail party!
A Pom Prosecco was a great complement to our Miso Glazed Swordfish luncheon too. This is a mighty tasty cocktail, and food-friendly. Simply pour a few ounces cold pomegranate juice into a flute and add cold Prosecco, a dry Italian sparkling wine. Personally, I am not a huge fan of adding juice to Champagne, but Prosecco is different. The method used to produce Prosecco is much less costly than Champagne, yet still produces a high quality dry sparkling wine, which is meant to be consumed young.
And POM Wonderful is a perfect addition because it is not too sweet, gives the Prosecco that awesome pink color and depth of flavor, and you can take an inexpensive bottle of this bubbly and have a really nice fresh, crisp, refreshing drink. I purchased this bottle of Prosecco at Trader Joe’s for $5.99 US.
Thanks to the folks at POM Wonderful for the gift of the delicious anti-oxidant juice! I highly recommend a visit to the POM website to check out the pomegranate recipes and beautiful food photos too. I definitely look forward to using this juice in future recipes.
Browsing through my photo library recently and noticed a recurring theme, Glassware. Thought it might be fun to compile some of the photos here:

  1. Alex, Las Vegas
  2. La Mar, San Francisco
  3. Cline Cellars, Sonoma, California
  4. Guy Savoy, Las Vegas
  5. Per Se, New York City
  6. Gramercy Tavern, New York City
  7. Cline Cellars, Sonoma, California
  8. La Mar, San Francisco
  9. Per Se, New York City


27 thoughts on “Pom Prosecco & Popcorn”

  1. I did an afternoon of POM cocktails recently and they were lovely – somehow the sweetness is offset perfectly by the Prosecco. That with the popcorn sounds like a fantastic Friday night treat!

  2. The cocktail sounds delightful, but I REALLY like the popcorn idea. I too have been experimenting with popcorn — lately I’ve been popping it with smoked chilies that I packed in oil.

  3. Your photography is just amazing! Thanks for the popcorn recipe. I read an article that those bags of microwave popcorn have been linked to lung cancer. Being a skeptic, I asked my doctor, and apparently it’s true! I never touch the stuff now. I pop it the old fashioned way. Thanks again for the inspiration. Lovely work.

  4. YUM! I love it, I will try all of this Lori Lynn, I recently splurged and bought my first bottle of White Truffle oil(because of one of your previous recipes)
    Your pictures are fabulous! really beautiful.

  5. It is 9 pm. I’ve been hungover the entire day. I just ate 4 bowls of cheerios. But I took one look at that pomegranate prosecco and my mouth was watering. God I need to keep more booze in the house.

  6. LL, I received a case of Pom too, what a great idea,thank you, (but then you always have great idea’s) I always have a bottle of Procecco laying around here can’t wait to pop it open now. Your glassware photos are just beautiful!
    Hugs, marie

  7. The Pom and Prosecco is something I love and will try. Your photos are simply fabulous. I really love them.


  8. Pom Prosecco makes me thirsty.:)

    I also got an email from Pom Wonderful a few weeks ago and promptly ignored it. I should probably answer it, haha.

    I love your glassware and the photos.

  9. I could eat popcorn for dinner everyday. I would probably be anaemic and with a very swollen belly after a few weeks, but it would be so worth it.

    Great idea with the Prosecco! We use Prosecco for champagne cocktails all the time in our house, because I can afford good Prosecco and it’s a hellalot cheaper than good Champagne!!!

  10. I bet the truffle oil really makes the popcorn taste indulgent. I bought a bottle a while ago, and am always looking for new ways of using it.

  11. I enjoyed leafing through your most recent posts immensely! Now, where to get truffle oil, the stores are closed this time of the night. 😉

  12. What a great collection of pictures. And what fun reminders of all the great restaurants you’ve been, too – each one a great memory, I’m sure.

  13. What a divine, deliciously decadent idea – popcorn with truffle oil!!!
    Gorgeous pics – thanks for adding me on Foodbuzz!

  14. Cool glassware photos! I love it. I converted back over to the stovetop popcorn a few years back too. It is SOOOO much better. And with truffle oil??? Oh my! I have to try that. I have some truffle oil from TJ’s but I don’t think it is the best. I need something a bit better.

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