Hurricane Popcorn

This addictive popcorn is seasoned with chile powder and furikake, the seaweed-based Japanese seasoning. It's based on a popcorn from Hawaii that is so popular, some movie theaters sell it (at others, people sneak in flavor packets to make their own).

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  • Servings: Makes 6 cups

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  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons furikake (see Note)
  • 2 teaspoons chile powder
  • Wasabi peas, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large pot, combine the canola oil and popcorn kernels. Cook over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until the popcorn is popped, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir the butter, furikake and chile powder into the popcorn. Transfer to a large bowl, top with wasabi peas and serve.


Furikake is available at Asian markets and many Whole Foods.

Contributed By Published February 2015

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