Quick-and-Easy Spiced Popcorn Recipes

Recipes,Seasonal Foods
October 1, 2009

All-American popcorn meets flavors from around the globe.

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When combined with interesting spices, popcorn can become a sophisticated snack good enough for parties. Experiment with your favorite herbs and spices, keeping in mind these tips:

  • Spices that need to be cooked (like cumin, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and turmeric) are best sizzled in oil before you add the corn.
  • Powdered spices or seasonings can be sprinkled on once the popcorn is cooked. 
  • Add seasonings to hot popcorn to ensure that the spices stick to the kernels.
  • Eat immediately.

By Monica Bhide, a food writer in Dunn Loring, Va.

 

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