Tajín, a chile-and-lime-zest seasoning salt, earned its cult following by giving mangoes and margarita rims a kick. Sprinkle it on popcorn for a twist on elote, Mexican street corn— the addictive snack is just the thing for a Cinco de Mayo party.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2018

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Credit: Sidney Bensimon

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Yield:
Makes about 12 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil and a few popcorn kernels in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over high. When kernels pop, add 1/2 cup kernels, cover, and remove from heat; let stand 30 seconds. Return to high heat; cook until popping stops, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Toss with butter, cheese, Tajín, and salt. Add more Tajín to taste, and cayenne for extra heat, if desired.

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