Homes of El Paso January 2022 - Page 14


Up Some Winter Fun

Furikake Popcorn

The winter months provide many occasions to celebrate , and no celebration is complete without tasty treats . A perfect partner for a broad variety of flavors , popcorn is a versatile pantry staple that can be served plain or as a better-for-you addition to seasonal snacks .

With no artificial additives or preservatives , light and airy popcorn is naturally low in fat and calories , non-GMO and gluten free , making it a sensible option to satisfy cravings for something savory , sweet and just about every flavor in-between . Plus , whole-grain popcorn has energy-producing carbohydrates and fiber , which can help keep you satisfied longer .
As a way to honor one of America ’ s oldest and most beloved snack foods , National Popcorn Day on Jan . 19 is a perfect opp ortunity to pop up a bowl to enjoy with loved ones or create whole-grain culinary masterpieces like fragrant and flavorful Jamaican Jerk Popcorn , which features hot pepper , spices and jerk butter to help you warm up from the inside out . Or consider another tasty snack option like Furikake Popcorn , a lighter rec -ipe exploding with the flavors of sesame , nori and a Japanese spice blend .
You can combine favorite flavors for movie night with Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Popcorn , which is perfect for settling in on a snowy winter ’ s eve , and an option like Rocky Road Popcorn Clusters , featuring chocolate , marshmallows and nuts , are perfect for sharing with loved ones after an evening meal . Find more fun , fluffy and flavorful recipes to celebrate every thing winter has to offer at Popcorn . org .
Furikake Popcorn
Yield : 2-3 servings
Furikake Seasoning : 1 nori sheet , broken into pieces 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds , divided 1 / 2 teaspoon salt 1 / 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
6 cups popped popcorn 2 tablespoons butter , melted
To make furikake seasoning : In spice grinder or using mortar and pestle , grind nori with 1 / 2 tablespoon sesame seeds until finely ground . Transfer to small bowl ; stir in remaining sesame seeds , salt and sugar .
In large bowl , toss popcorn with butter and furikake seasoning until evenly coated .
Tips : Use store-bought furikake seasoning and season to taste .
To toast sesame seeds : In small dry skillet over medium heat , cook sesame seeds 2-3 minutes , or until lightly golden and fragrant . Let cool completely before using .
14 HOMES of El Paso / January 2022