It’s Saturday afternoon, and though I baked today, I feel a bit drained after pouring my heart into some birthday posts you have already seen and are about to see in the coming days. Couple that feeling with an outdoor temperature that is a good 25 degrees cooler today than it was yesterday, and all I really want to do as the day winds down is snuggle in on the couch and watch a movie. And where there is a movie, there must be popcorn.
I’m a pretty traditional popcorn eater. A pat of melted butter and a couple of shakes of salt please me, but when I want to amp up the flavor, I turn to a recipe for Coconut Curry Popcorn Seasoning. The blend offers a little sweet – in the form of coconut and sugar – and a little heat – in the form of curry and cayenne pepper. Add those ingredients to some ginger, cinnamon, and garlic powder, and you have a wonderful combination of flavors waiting to meet your popcorn.
If you have plans that will lure you out of the house instead of on to the couch tonight, perhaps you can enjoy some Coconut Curry Popcorn tomorrow evening during the Oscars. I haven’t had the opportunity to see every film nominated for best picture, but I loved The Help almost as much as I did the book, and Midnight in Paris was a delight. I was thoroughly entertained by Moneyball, though Tree of Life ranks on the list of worst movies I have ever seen.
My favorite movie, in terms of number of times watched, is StarWars. Before I was old enough to attend school, I had the lines from most scenes memorized. When we got home from the baby-sitters’ house, I’d rush to pop the tape in the VCR (well, Mom probably did that for me), and proceed to act out the scenes. Today my favorite movie, in terms of actual favorite, is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s a bit unusual, but I like the way it makes me think about things.
Coconut Curry Popcorn Seasoning makes a nice gift from the kitchen. Present it alone or as part of a gift basket that could include popcorn, a DVD, movie tickets, or even candy (I love to eat Junior Mints right along with my movie popcorn).
Looking for other popcorn toppings? How about trying some Dijon Buttered Popcorn or Spiced White Chocolate Popcorn. Or maybe you feel like baking with popcorn instead? Try some Popcorn Bread or Caramel Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies. Just make sure to try this Coconut Curry Popcorn the next time you have a movie night. It’s reel good – enjoy!
- 1¾ cups Sweetened Shredded Coconut
- 7 tablespoons Curry Powder
- 2 tablespoons Salt
- 3½ teaspoons Sugar
- 1¾ teaspoons Ground Ginger
- 1¾ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
- 1 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- Place all ingredients in a food processor.
- Pulse to combine.
- Sprinkle over popcorn.