I'm convinced that a bowl of freshly-popped popcorn can make all sorts of miserable situations at least a tiny bit better.
I like to douse my buttered popcorn in Frank's Red Hot, which yields soggy popcorn that kind of tastes like chicken wings. I know you're thinking it's weird, but trust me, soggy chicken-wing-flavored popcorn is pretty awesome. Just do it and thank me later.
Then there's chili lime flavored popcorn. I struggled a lot with how to get this one right. Obviously the easy way to make chili lime popcorn is to just take your buttered popcorn and sprinkled with chili powder, salt, and sprinkle with lime juice. This totally works, but again, this yields damp popcorn. Recently, my new strategy is to omit the lime juice and use citric acid instead. It's a powder, and it's how many chip companies impart that tangy citrus flavor to snacks without the water. It works, and when combined with a little lime zest, lots of chili powder and salt, it's winning. For more recipes to make with popcorn, try this popcorn brittle and popcorn brittle brownies.
Chili lime popcorn
- Toss together the popcorn with all the ingredients and thoroughly mix. Taste it and adjust your seasoning accordingly.