Popcorn is Perfect

Popcorn+is+Perfect

Amelia Bachman, Writer

In my experience, I always have found that if popcorn has some type of seasoning, it is super good. Don’t get me wrong, plain popcorn is good, but seasoned popcorn is better(in my opinion of course). This recipe is also not a family recipe, but I was rated five stars for savory and I had to check it out. The seasoning is more on the spicy side, so what I have done is sprinkle some of the mild Tajin at the end so it can be balanced out.

When you make this seasoning, you need a lot of spices and dry herbs, so before you make it I would suggest checking that you know you have everything that you will need. For this recipe the seasonings are garlic powder, dried parsley leaves, pepper, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, dried marjoram, and dried basil. So, pretty much the only thing that would make it spicy is the cayenne pepper, so depending on your view you can vary the amount of cayenne. However first in my opinion, you need to make the mixture first before you pop the popcorn or if not pop it, open a bag so that your popcorn can stay warm and fresh(this might not be the case for bagged popcorn).

For the seasoning, you can really do it in any order you want but I just did it in the order of the recipe. I put in 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of dried parsley, 1 to ½ tsp of dried basil, 1 to ½ tsp of dried marjoram, 1 to ½ tsp of dried thyme, 1 to ½ tsp of pepper, and ¾ tsp cayenne pepper(this could vary depending on your spice level). After you put everything in, you just stir up the mixture and sprinkle as much as you want on your snack! To make it even better you can warm up the popcorn and butter it to balance out the flavors and even put a sprinkle of Tajin seasoning on top. 

 

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR POPCORN:
  • 2 cups air-popped popcorn
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted