If you're looking for a fun and easy way to add some flavor to your popcorn watching experience, check out these five tips for Spice Up Popcorn. From adding herbs and spices to using different oils, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So give these tips a try the next time you're watching a movie or TV show and want to add some extra zing to your popcorn eating experience!
How to Spice Up Popcorn using seasonings. We have the perfect solution for you.
This post is all about how to make your popcorn interesting and flavorful, not how to make your own popcorn. That being said, please don’t use microwave popcorn. It contains all kinds of weird ingredients. Instead, make your own. All you need is a brown paper lunch bag and some unpopped kernels. See lots of great options for popping your own corn here.
Spice Up Popcorn
Now, onto the good part. Flava!
Stuff To Sprinkle on Popcorn
Once your popcorn is done turn it into a large bowl. Use either: all-natural olive oil cooking spray or just put some olive oil in a spritz bottle and spray the popcorn (because it’s in a spray form, you tend to use less). Sprinkle the popcorn with salt and toss. Place the popcorn in a skillet on low-heat and shake the popcorn with your favorite topping (ideas below) until the popcorn starts to turn golden. Some of the seasonings are more flavorful than others, so make sure to adjust the quantity to your liking and toss thoroughly to ensure an even coating.
1. Parmesan & Garlic Popcorn
Shake the popcorn with finely grated Parmesan and some minced garlic.
2. Cinnamon & Sugar Popcorn
Shake the popcorn with sugar and cinnamon. Add more salt if you like the contrast of salty-sweet.
3. Japanese Spice Popcorn
Shake the popcorn with a few touch of sesame oil and black sesame seeds. I also had these special wasabi seeds on hand so I used those as well.
4. Indian Three-Spice Mix Popcorn
Shake the popcorn with a sprinkle of tumeric, garam masala and ground coriander. Note: the tumeric will give your popcorn a brilliant yellow color, but unless you want it on your hands, be careful with the sprinkling.
Other Seasonings to Try:
5. Cayenne or hot red pepper flakes
6. Za’atar (a mixture of dried thyme, ground sumac, toasted sesame seeds, salt and round black pepper)
This blog has a different ways to Spice Up Popcorn - from adding flavor to the oil, to using different types of spices. By trying out some of these ideas, you'll be able to enjoy your popcorn in a whole new way! Let us know in the comments which one of these 15 ideas you liked the most!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you make popcorn taste like a movie?
Flavacol as a seasoning applied to the coconut oil and the kernels is the most authentic way to cook popcorn that tastes like movie theatre popcorn. Flavacol imparts a golden hue to popcorn. The popcorn is topped with butter-flavored oil, which contains less water and keeps the popcorn from becoming soggy.
How do I make homemade popcorn taste better?
The most important tip for flavoring your popcorn, no matter what kind of topping you use, is to flavor it when it's still warm from the stove or microwave. Whether you're dressing it with butter, oil, melted chocolate, or spices, they'll adhere and absorb best when the popcorn is still warm.
Why does theater popcorn taste better?
The kernels are identical to those found in supermarkets, but movie theatres up the ante with butter–sort of. Most cinemas utilise a buttery topping, which is effectively butter-flavored oil, rather of real butter.