There are three things in life – Netflix, popcorn… and Nando’s.
I’ve spent many nights stuck at home attempting to do the first week of reading (even though it’s about week 5 by now). Essay plans… Just no. I’m suffering from a severe case of being an adult. Whatever the daily academic pandemic is, this recipe has been designed not only to satisfy you in life and level up your Peri-Peri skills, but is also devouringly easy to make.
Sometimes I am in desperate need of a sweet snack, but I often get the feeling that I cannot commit to an entire bag of sweets because I get sick of them very quickly. However, the other side of the scale is eating a particularly savoury dinner and then needing to balance the taste buds with a burst of sweetness. This recipe is the best of both worlds, sweet and salty – plus a spicy alternative for those who are a bit more adventurous (we applaud you).
Feeling like a pre-drinks snack? Want to mix up your routinely Netflix snack routine? Or maybe just fancy a spicy addition to a tense sports game and need something else to nibble on except your fingernails?! Needless to say, it has become my personal favourite!
EMERGENCY LOW FUNDS! (Don’t want foot to get delivered – or wait up to 40 minutes for someone exercising on a bike to judge you?) This cheap and cost-effective recipe will not only leave your taste buds happy, but also your bank account.
- Bag of salt popcorn (already popped or post-microwave popcorn)
- 5 teaspoons of paprika
- 4 teaspoons of caster sugar
- ½ teaspoon of hot chilli powder (optional)
This recipe should be considered more as flexible guidelines than a recipe. If you want a stronger flavour, don’t be afraid to add more paprika. Got a sweet tooth but just after a savoury twist? Add more sugar! In the need for more of a challenge, load on the hot chilli powder!
- Once you have followed the guidelines for popping your choice of salted kernels, go ahead and tip the entire bag into a big serving bowl.
2. Starting with the paprika, sprinkle it evenly over the popcorn. Mix after every teaspoon. (The reason for using a teaspoon as the chosen measurement is so that you can keep the distribution even!)
3. According to your taste, add however much hot chilli powder you like! (I added ½ teaspoon for mild Peri-Peri flavouring.)
4. Again, using your trusty teaspoon, control your excitement and delicately sprinkle the sugar, again stirring as you go (Aim: delicious distribution)
5. Assume superhero pose as you indulge in your righteous snack.
“Please feel free to bask in your glow” – King Julian – Madagascar, 2005
Thanks for reading this recipe, hope you enjoy making this easy and cost-effective snack for you and your imaginary friends!