Cajun Popcorn: The Ultimate Beach Snack


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It’s time to take popcorn out of the shady confines of the movie theater, folks. Popcorn deserves a day in the sun. No, wait—popcorn deserves a day at the beach.

Popcorn might be the perfect beachside snack. It requires no silverware. Your hands, already salty from the surf (and hopefully sand-free) only enhance each popped kernel’s flavor as it travels from bag to mouth. In lieu of a masterful boardwalk popcorn vendor, you should whip up a batch of your own.

Regardless of whether there’s a Louisiana beach within spitting distance, Cajun-spiced popcorn will satisfy. And quarter cup of melted butter rounds out the flavors… as only butter can.

Cajun Popcorn
From Everyday Food
Serves 8

2 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
1 1/4 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup melted butter
24 cups plain popped popcorn (from 1 cup kernels or 4 microwave packages)

In a small bowl, stir together salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, oregano, thyme, and cayenne pepper. In a very large bowl, drizzle butter over popcorn and toss. Add spice mixture and toss to coat.

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