Turkish Inspired Popcorn and Italian Hot "Sausage" Popcorn

Turkish Inspired Popcorn and Italian Hot "Sausage" Popcorn

Do you ever have one of those nights where you just don't feel like cooking? Last night was one of those nights for me.  It had been a long day at home, I was exhausted, but yet we had absolutely nothing in our fridge, so I hit the store while my hubby watched the kids.  I spent $150 on beautiful produce and a bunch of other goodies but in true Becky fashion, any meal I put together would have to be prepared (no TV dinners in this house!).  After bringing in and putting away all of the groceries, I just wanted to put my feet up so we decided to make popcorn for dinner.  We experiment with different seasonings for popcorn frequently and these two are the ones that we keep coming back to.  I know what you are thinking, popcorn as a meal?? Give these simple stove-top recipes a whirl and you may think differently!

The finished Turkish inspired popcorn!

The finished Italian hot "sausage" popcorn (sorry for the poor lighting in this picture)!

Turkish Inspired Spice Mix
1/2 tsp of Himalayan salt
1 tsp of a good smoked paprika
1tsp of ground cumin
Ground Sumac (for sprinkling on afterwards)

Italian Hot "Sausage" Spice Mix
1/2 tsp of Himalayan salt
1 tsp of ground fennel seed
1 tsp of crushed red pepper

Heat a 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil (or oil of your choice) in the bottom of your popcorn popper (similar to the Whirly Pop but a stainless steel version).  Once heated, toss in 1/2 cup of organic non-gmo corn kernels.  Once one or two start to pop, toss in seasoning mix of your choice and turning the crank until kernels stop popping. Dump into a bowl and prepare to devour the entire thing!

Photos by Becky Loves Cooking
Recipes by Becky Loves Cooking


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