Spiced Party Popcorn – This spiced up popcorn is perfect for any movie watching night!
(Updated 2/21/18) I have two TV addictions – Vikings and #Scandal. Anyone who watches #Scandal knows that the main character, Olivia has a diet of two foods – wine and popcorn and occasionally a Gettysburger, but mostly just wine and popcorn. The past two seasons, ever since her kidnapping, her character has been down a self destructive downward slope, but FINALLY she is on the road to redemption before the series finale in a few months. After all that’s happened to her, I think Liv deserves this plate of spiced up popcorn for some extra flavor instead of just the plain one she’s normally eating!
After being entertained for 7 seasons by the love story of Olivia and President Fitzgerald Grant and the political intrigue of Washington DC, it’s going to be sad when the series ends but thankfully whenever I need my Scandal fix, all I have to do is put on Netflix and sit down with this bowl of Spiced Party Popcorn!
Although I have been a fan of Nigella Lawson’s cooking shows for many years, it was only in May when I tried one of her recipes for the first time. I have become an instant fan and in just a few months, this is my third Nigella recipe.
The other two for Sesame Peanut Noodles & Cocoa Olive Oil Cake were delicious so I had no doubt that this would be the same and I wasn’t wrong!
I have already previously posted a basic popcorn recipe here, but this time I adapted a Nigella Lawson recipe from Nigella Express. If you’d like to take a look at a few other Nigella recipes I’ve tried in the past.
Nigella Lawson Recipes
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE SPICED PARTY POPCORN
I’m all ready to finish the season of Scandal and hope Liv & Fitz get their happy ever after (PLEASE)
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1/2 cup popcorn
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon red chile powder cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Pour oil in a large pot, like a Dutch oven. Add popcorn and cover with a tight fitting lid. Cook on high heat, shaking the pan occasionally until the popping stops. Turn off the heat.
- Melt the butter in a skillet. Add spices and stir to combine.
- Transfer popcorn to a large paper bag. Pour spiced butter over it. Shake to evenly coat the popcorn.
- Serve immediately.
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