Friday, August 23, 2013

Mexican Popcorn!

Even Salem (the dog!) approves of this appetizing and spicy seasoned popcorn!  This Mexican popcorn is perfect for your next fiesta, or a Friday night feast, parked in front of a movie with your bestie, or your fave dude, or dudette (or dog!), by your side.

Mexican Popcorn

1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (more or less depending on your heat preference)
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 -4 Tablespoons olive oil/canola oil/coconut oil/or butter

I use a air-popper for my popcorn, and then do my best to remove any unpopped kernels.  My technique is to use two bowls, shake the the first bowl so the seeds fall to the bottom, and then transfer popcorn to the second bowl by hand, leaving all the kernels behind.
If you're using a solid oil or butter, use a small pot to melt it (or you could also do this step in the microwave).  In a separate small bowl, add together the cumin, chili powder, cayenne, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt & pepper.  Add the melted oil or butter to the spice mix, and stir until well combined. 

Pour about half of the spicy mixture over the popcorn, and give popcorn a toss (you may need to toss with your hands), add the second half of the spicy mixture, and toss again - so that it's distributed throughout the popcorn!


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