Spicy Seaweed Popcorn

29 Jan

If I’m honest with myself, I don’t really love football.  I love watching with hubby.  I love making delicious snacks.  I even love the Buffalo Bills.  But I have to admit I zone out a bit while watching football on tv…

Regardless, the playoffs and super bowl mean I get to make good food.  My specialty is a many-layer dip, filled with everything delicious you might want to stick on a corn chip. However, I don’t usually stop there; chili, Southwestern egg rolls, spinach-artichoke dip, and so many more have graced my [coffee] table over the years.

And though I think these are the exact occasions to forgo any calorie counting (cheat days are the key to any good diet), adding some healthier options in are never a bad idea.  This popcorn fills that niche.  It’s Japanese flavors blend perfectly for a delicious salty and spicy popcorn.



2 sheets nori (sushi seaweed wrapper) broken into pieces
2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 Tbsp shichimi togarashi (spicy & flavorful Japanese spice)
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp (10 Tbsp) popping corn
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp sesame oil


Combine nori, sesame seeds, shichimi togarashi, and salt in a food processor, and pulse until ground to fine powder.

Add both oils to a large lidded pot and heat over medium heat until coconut oil melts.  Add popcorn and shake to distribute in the bottom of the pan.  Put on lid, leaving a small crack, and begin to gently shake.  As popcorn begins to pop, continue shaking, occasionally removing from heat.  Continue until the pops slow (no more than 1 or 2 seconds between pops).

Pour popcorn and seasoning into a 2 gallon bag and shake to combine.  Devour (or share with your friends).


Oh – and my computer is back and functional.  Thank you Genius Bar!


One Response to “Spicy Seaweed Popcorn”

  1. oceanharvesttechnology February 1, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    Reblogged this on The Slimy Green Thing Blog and commented:
    We love the idea of spicy seaweed popcorn and definitely going to try it as soon as possible!!

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