Peppers are the source of many happy things in my life. Chips and salsa. Thai curry. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. And now, Habenero Popcorn.
Can you handle the habanero
A few things should be noted. First, the habanero is not the spiciest pepper. A few others, including the ghost pepper, have beat it. Second, if you don’t like spicy foods, you won’t like this popcorn. Third, after cutting your habanero, do not rub your eyes, your nose, your face or anything else until thoroughly washing your hands.
Making the perfect popcorn.
I know there are a lot of options when it comes to making popcorn. We have microwaves, air poppers, jiffy pops, and stovetop. When it comes to convenience, microwaving is usually the way to go. If you’re looking for the healthiest option, air poppers will do the trick as well. However, if you’re looking for the best taste and developed flavor, I highly recommend stovetop. All you need is a bit of oil and medium heat, and your popcorn will be perfectly popped! It also leaves very few kernels unpopped or burnt.
Of course, a lot of people just like their classic popcorn with no additional flavors added. I personally love a nice glamped up version. I seasoned mine with some cayenne and a little bit of turmeric on top. It was a bold move, but this whole recipe sort of was. 😉
Habenero PopcornCourse: Snacks, on the goDifficulty: Easy
Spicy habenaro and savory popcorn make the dream combo. Perfect for a study snack or a late night movie!
1/4 cup of popcorn kernels
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 habanero pepper
(opt) 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
(opt) 1 tsp of turmeric
- Dice your habanero and simmer in a pan at medium heat with olive oil for a few minutes,
- Add popcorn to the pan.
- Leave the pan on medium heat for about 5 minutes until popping slows down.
- Serve, and enjoy! Garnish with cayenne pepper and turmeric if you like!