Sweet And Salty Nori Seaweed Popcorn

Sweet And Salty Nori Seaweed Popcorn Recipe

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Nori is one of the most commonly used seaweeds in Japanese cuisine, due to both its use as a wrapping in foods like sushi and onigiri and its vibrant savoury flavour. In this recipe nori is combined with sesame seeds and brown sugar to make a tempting popcorn seasoning.

NOTE: Amazon has Otafuku Aonori Flakes (Seaweed), 0.17oz for $4.99 and Badia Organic Black Sesame Seeds, 2.5-Ounce for 2.63


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5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    nori seaweed flakes
  • 1 Tbsp
    black sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp
    light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 5 Tbsp
    popcorn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    coconut oil

How to Make Sweet And Salty Nori Seaweed Popcorn


  1. Using a pestle and mortar, grind the nori seaweed flakes, 2/3 of the sesame seeds, sugar and salt to a fine powder.
  2. In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan melt the coconut oil. Drop in 3 popcorn kernels, cover pan with a lid and cook over medium heat until all the kernels have popped.
  3. Immediately add the rest of the corn, replace the lid and cook, shaking the pan occasionally until all the kernels have popped.
  4. Transfer the popped corn to a large bowl and pour over the melted butter, if using. Sprinkle the sweet and salty nori mixture on popcorn and using your hands mix well until every piece is coated. Top with the remaining sesame seeds.

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About Sweet And Salty Nori Seaweed Popcorn

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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