Spicy popcorn

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  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper (or less if you don’t like it too spicy)
  • 3 tsp sweet paprika
  • 4 tbsp salt (flakes or table salt)
  • 1 ½ cups popcorn kernels
  • 4 tbsp olive oil


  1. Combine the cayenne pepper, sweet paprika and salt in a small bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Place a large saucepan over a medium heat, add 2 tbsp olive oil and the popcorn kernels.  Ensure you have a tight fitting lid on.
  3. Wait until you begin to hear the popcorn kernels popping and give the saucepan a gentle shake.  Continue to cook until you hear the kernels are all popped.  Remove from the heat.
  4. Add the remaining olive oil and spice mixture and stir to combine. 


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