Chilli and lime popcorn

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A typical Mexican snack.

Chilli and lime popcorn
Servings:Servings: 16 - Makes 6 litres of Chili and lime popcorn
Calories per serving:71
Ready in:10 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:5 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:12th April 2013

Best recipe review

Nice mix of flavours


Another winner from Taste Sensation. Great spice mix for popcorn!

The Judge

75 g of popping corn


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  1. Heat the oil until its is hot.
  2. Add a couple of kernels and cover immediately with a lid.
  3. Once the corn pops, you know that the oil is at the correct temperature.
  4. Add the rest of the corn, cover immediately again and shake the pan from time to time to ensure even cooking.
  5. When the popping has ceased, remove from heat and keeping it covered, allow to cool a little.
  6. Remove any unpopped corn and discard.
  7. Add the chilli powder and shake the pan until the corn is coated in it.
  8. Pour into a bowl and squeeze over the lime juice just before serving.


Use lemon juice if preferred (or the juice of preserved lemons). Any ground spices or spice mix may be substituted for the chilli powder.

Chef's notes

Do not be tempted to lift the saucepan lid which the corn is cooking. It would also be advisable to wear oven gloves when adding the corn.

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