Ideal for Netflix marathons, lazy weekends, and home movies, spicy popcorn can be whipped up in no time at all. For best results, start with whole popcorn kernels rather than store-bought popcorn. This will allow the seasoning to soak into the corn as it heats and pops. To get you started, here is a basic recipe to make enough for two to three servings:
- 4 teaspoons high-smoke-point oil (peanut, canola or coconut)
- About 1/4 popcorn kernels
- Seasoning mix of your choice
In a medium pot, add the oil, seasoning and popcorn and cover the pot with thick foil. Add a few slits to the foil. Place the pot onto the stove and turn the heat to medium. As the corn begins to pop, keep shaking the pot gently so that the oil and seasoning are evenly distributed. When you notice that intervals between the pops are about three seconds, remove the pot from heat. Remove the foil and carefully tip the popped corn into a paper bag or a bowl. Do a taste test of your spicy popcorn to see if the spices are strong enough and add more seasoning if needed.
Spicy Popcorn Ideas
Now that you have the basic formula, here are some ideas for spicy popcorn that is full of flavour and aromatic goodness.
Lemon pepper. Tart and fresh, the lemon pepper spice blend is easy and tasty with plenty of aromatic flavour. Finish with melted butter to enhance the taste even further.
BBQ. Another quick and easy blend, the pre-mixed BBQ spice blend will add loads of taste in seconds. This blend is very moreish, without being overly hot.
Along with these seasoning ideas, you can also look for pre-mixed popcorn seasoning. At Spice World, we offer a range of flavours, including Salt & Vinegar, Parmesan, Fruit Chutney, BBQ, and Cheese. You will also find a wide range of spices and seasonings that allow you to mix and match your favourite flavours to make your own custom spicy popcorn blends.