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Piquant Popcorn



  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 1/2-inch piece ginger root, peeled, chopped
  • 1 cup popping corn
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add 1 clove of crushed garlic, ginger and popping corn. Stir well.
  2. Cover and cook over medium-high heat 3-5 minutes, holding lid firmly and shaking pan frequently until popping stops.
  3. Turn popped corn onto a dish, discarding any unpopped corn kernels.
  4. Melt butter in pan.
  5. Stir in remaining clove of crushed garlic and chili sauce.
  6. Return corn to pan and toss well until evenly coated with mixture.
  7. Add parsley and salt and stir well.
  8. Turn into a serving dish.
  9. Serve warm or cold.

Variation: Omit chili sauce and add 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives to melted butter.


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