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Season Your Popcorn The Interesting Way

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Popcorns – an anytime snacking item that complement with almost anything - movies, evening get togethers or even something to munch when you are just alone. But instead of buying those readymade seasoned popcorns that are so overtly priced, why not season your popcorn the interesting way, sitting right at home? Idea sounds good, but not sure how to really season popcorn? Well, here are a few seasoning ideas from which you can take your pick:

 

•    Peanut Butter:

Seasoning popcorn with peanut butter gives you that perfect taste of sweet and salt. Simply heat a cup of sugar and corn syrup and stir. Add the peanut butter and stir till melted. Toss it over popcorn. Now, place the flavored popcorn in the oven for about 10 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Your peanut butter seasoned popcorns are ready.

 

•    Spicy Popcorns:

Well, if sweet and salt is not your taste and a real spicy flavor is what tickles your taste buds, then try making some spicy popcorn seasoning. Here’s one unique suggestion. Mix half a teaspoon of chili powder with a quarter teaspoon of crushed red pepper. Sprinkle some kosher salt on it and toss it over the popcorns. A spicy seasoning that is sure to give a jump-start to your lazy and lethargic mood.

 

•    Cajun Popcorn:

Cajun potatoes and Cajun prawns are something we have always heard of. Why not try making some Cajun popcorn, right at home? Just add a teaspoon of paprika with half a teaspoon each of garlic salt and red pepper. Add ¼ teaspoon each of oregano and thyme. Toss this mixture over the popcorns. Making Cajun popcorns is as easy, simple and quick as this.

 

•    Pizza Flavored Popcorn:

One of the popular ways of seasoning popcorn is to make pizza flavored popcorns. Again a simple, yet amazing seasoning idea! Simply add a teaspoon of dried oregano and half a teaspoon of dried tomato powder to three tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese and mix well. Add this to the popcorns and toss well. Pizza flavored popcorns are ready!

 

•    Cheesy Popcorn Seasoning:

If you are a cheese lover, then cheddar cheese popcorn seasoning is surely going to hook you on to it. Mix some melted butter with cheddar cheese powder. Add a quarter teaspoon each of mustard powder and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste. Mix well before you add the popcorns to it. A delicious, creamy, cheesy popcorn seasoning that will surely leave you with a want for more.

 

Try these few ideas and season your popcorn the interesting way at home. Not only is it an economical option, that saves you a lot of money, it is also a healthier choice, since you have a complete control over the ingredients you add for seasoning and thus, do not need to worry about the artery-clogging trans fat. At the same time, knowing how to season your popcorn the interesting way, you also can fit in everyone’s taste and customize them accordingly. So, why go for the over-priced popcorns from the store? Simply season them at home and enjoy the same taste.  

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