the popcorn and olive oil thing has been a staple in my family for as long as i can remember..so i always forget it is unusual. but every time i make it for someone new they rave! i even made this recipe (if you can call it that) for wine auction last year..representing a local company.... the event featured some of the finest chefs in the napa valley preparing tastes of their signature dishes..yet the popcorn was one of the big hits of the day. the key is the ingredients...the ingredients you chose will always make or break your dish..so..use the best quality products you can find..it is so worth it. now on to the popcorn..here is the "recipe"... organic popcorn, extra virgin olive oil, grey sea salt...that is it. here is what you do for the complete version. pop the corn in olive oil..you do not need an expensive version for this..just make sure it is high quality and fresh....as soon as the corn is popped, drizzle with a really good, high quality extra virgin olive oil.... i recommend the prato lungo from long meadow ranch in the napa valley...and a really good grey sea salt... i use the grey salt from napa style... how simple is that? yet the taste is amazing..try it and let me know what you think..you can say it is an old family recipe too!
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