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Spicy Sesame Popcorn

It's just like the yummy stuff you'd gladly wait in line for, but better.

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  • Yield: Makes 12 cups
Spicy Sesame Popcorn

Photography: Nick & Chloe

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2012


  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 12 cups popped popcorn (from 1/2 cup kernels)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Grind sesame seeds, salt, and pepper in a spice grinder until seeds are coarsely ground. Toss popcorn with butter until evenly coated. Add sesame mixture, and toss again until evenly coated.

Cook's Notes

Popcorn can be stored in an airtight container up to 1 week.


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