Sumac and Chilli Popcorn

    22 minutes

    Sumac and chilli powder are added to popcorn for a spicy, colourful and savoury snack.

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    Serves: 3 

    • 60g butter
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
    • 1 teaspoon sumac powder
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 160g popcorn kernels

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:2min resting  ›  Ready in:22min 

    1. Combine butter and 1/2 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until butter is just melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir sumac, chilli powder and salt into butter-oil mixture.
    2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large pan over high heat. Add 3 popcorn kernels to the oil and cover saucepan with a lid. Once the 3 kernels have popped, the oil is ready. Add the remaining popcorn kernels, cover pan and cook popcorn, shaking saucepan constantly, until you no longer hear popping. Remove pan from heat.
    3. Transfer popcorn to a large heat-proof bowl and let sit for 2 minutes to ensure better coverage by the butter.
    4. Pour half of the butter mixture in a second large bowl and swirl it around the bottom and sides; add popcorn and mix with a big spoon. Transfer the popcorn back in the first large bowl; stir again. Pour remaining half butter mixture into the second bowl and swirl around again; add the popcorn in and mix again.

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    Good recipe but one that made me realize I am not a fan of sumac. No fault of the recipe but just a personal preference. If you love sumac and popcorn too then you really should give this one a try!  -  28 Jul 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I liked the seasonings but thought there was too much butter. Next time, I’ll half the amount.  -  13 Apr 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    3.30.18 The lemony flavor of the sumac does come through, and it partners well with the chili powder. This was pretty good, I just don’t know that I liked it well enough to make again.  -  30 Mar 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)