Post and Recipe by: Quitokeeto
If you’re ready to up your snack game, try this. It’s what happens when popcorn meets the flavors of a Bloody Mary cocktail. Lycopene-rich tomato powder can be sourced from a range of spice and natural food stores, or by searching for “organic tomato powder” online. Alternately, you can make your own if you have access to a dehydrator. The spiced tomato powder is also great in buttermilk dressing, mixed into yogurt or crème fraiche, blended into a compound butter, etc. Make a batch of this popcorn on a Saturday or Sunday. It keeps, divided into jars, for an easy snack later in the week.
2 tablespoons tomato powder
big pinch of saffron
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon celery (or dill) seed
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
scant 1 tablespoon dried orange peel
3 tablespoons ghee, clarified butter, or virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup organic popcorn kernels
fine grain sea salt, to taste
- Combine the tomato powder, saffron, oregano, celery seed, paprika, dried orange peel. Set aside.
- In a large pot, over medium-high heat, combine 1 tablespoon of the ghee along with a few corn kernels. When they start to pop add the rest of the kernels, cover tightly, and shake the pan until the remaining kernels pop.
- Be mindful to keep the popcorn moving to prevent burning. Remove from heat when the popping slows.
- In a separate small saucepan combine the remaining 2 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter, with 1 ½ tablespoons of the tomato powder mixture and a big pinch of salt over gentle heat. When melted, toss the butter mixture well with the popcorn.
- Serve with an additional sprinkling of tomato powder across the top, and more salt if needed to taste.
Makes 4-6 servings.
Reference Article: http://www.quitokeeto.com/pages/bloody-mary-popcorn