Popcorn is one of the most popular snacks, and for good reason too. It’s healthy, delicious and goes hand in hand with movies. On their lonesome, popcorns are sort of plain, so they’re normally buttered up to make them more exciting to the taste buds. Unknown to many popcorn lovers, buttering up is not the only way to flavor popcorns. There are numerous ways to enrich their taste and leave you licking fingers afterwards. Below are some tried and tested ways of flavoring your popcorns that will keep you refilling your bowl.
Using honey and butter
If you have a sweet tooth, seasoning your popcorn with honey and butter will make your day. To start with, melt unsalted butter. Add honey into the melted butter plus a pinch of salt and stir. Once your mixture is good and ready, pour it over your popcorn and mix properly until the popcorn is coated evenly. Enjoy!
Make a mixture of 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Pour your popped popcorn into a large bowl then drizzle with melted butter. Now you can add your cinnamon sugar mix and stir to create a coating over the buttered popcorns. Ready to serve.
Chili powder and cumin
Another simple way of flavoring your popcorn is by adding chili powder, ground cumin and salt into the mix. Firstly, drizzle the popcorn with melted butter so that the seasonings will stick. Then add your mixture of chili, salt and cumin and toss until the popcorn is well coated.
Give a much healthier twist to your popcorn by seasoning it with herbs. Cook 4 grated garlic cloves, sage, thyme and chopped fresh rosemary each 1 teaspoon in melted butter for a minute. When ready, drizzle this herbal mix on your popcorn then add a little kosher salt.
Chili powder, lime zest and lemon grass
This is another flavoring that will allow you to take your popcorn beyond the butter experience. To start with, make a mixture of : 2 teaspoons of grated lime zest, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh lemongrass stalk, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 2 teaspoons of chili powder. Take your popcorn and pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil and toss. Add your mixture of flavorings and toss to create an even coating. Serve.
Either of these above methods of flavoring your popcorn are much fun than a simple toss with salt or the classic buttered popcorn. Experimenting with different flavors will give you a different experience each time you eat your popcorn.
For better seasoning, always coat your popcorn with oil or butter first. This will enable the seasoning you’re using to stick to the popcorn. You can also improve the flavor of your popcorn by using diverse oil options while cooking your homemade popcorn. Instead of using your normal frying oil, you can use coconut, olive or another oil.
With these options, there’s no way this snack can get boring.