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How To Make Gourmet Popcorn With Flavored Sea Salt

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Get ready to grab your favorite pajamas, a big cup of tea (or wine, I mean who’s kidding who here), and pop that popcorn because your latest Netflix binges have never been so sweet  (or should I say… salty?)

In just three simple steps, you can be well on your way to enjoying savory, buttery popcorn – with an added twist!

Hello Gourmet Popcorn, and Hello Riverdale Binges!

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Pop the popcorn.

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Pour on the butter, if it’s not buttery already!

(So I mean technically, you could get gourmet popcorn in two steps. Winning!)

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Sprinkle on your favorite gourmet sea salt and indulge in the rich, delightful flavors that will leave your taste buds spinning!

No, Seriously.

That’s all there is to it, and the flavor combinations are endless!

(…Okay… we actually have 26 different flavors, but that’s almost endless… right?)

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As with everything we do here at The Humble Kitchen, there are no hard and fast rules – especially when it comes to popcorn toppings!

However, if you’re in need of a little inspiration -you’ve come to the right place!

Here are just a couple of my favorites, but don’t let that sway you. Every single salt we have can be an absolute delight on popcorn, but it all depends on what flavors YOU like and what YOU want.

 So don’t be afraid to play with your food and indulge in flavors you would have never believed should belong on popcorn!

Tuscan Sun: For the perfect garlic-herb addition to popcorn, look no further.

Burnt Timber: For a smokey, ‘just cooked it over the campfire’ taste.

Backwoods Bacon: A popcorn must-have. Made with sea salt and real maple sugar, this unique blend brings a salty-sweet taste to your next movie night.

(Note: This is my newest creation -so new it’s not even up on the online store yet! Its coming online soon, so keep an eye open for it! This is a salt you’ll just have to try!)  

Delightfully Dill: For a gentle lemon-y dill twist the whole family will adore!

Tangy Sriracha, Bold Jalapeno, Heated Habanero, or Diablos Ghost: For those who aren’t afraid if their popcorn bites back!

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For hours and hours I gorged myself on gourmet popcorn and an unhealthy amount of Netflix to ‘test’ these delectable toppings (…or at least that’s what I told my family when they questioned me. I mean how  else  am I supposed to catch up on my soaps??).  Several episodes and an overly full tummy later, I was confident enough to say that any of these salts will make a perfect addition to movie night snacking.

There was just one last test.

To ensure that these are certainly the best of the best,  I invited a very special guest down to The Humble Kitchen for a late night taste test.

This furry little green monster is ‘Gurtie’, (a real deal popcorn monster) and she came by to help make gourmet popcorn for my family!

What do you think?

Will my gourmet sea salts pass this Popcorn Monsters test?

 

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There we have it!

I  sincerely hope you enjoy your new found gourmet popcorn, the goofy video, and our little green popcorn monster!

P.S. If you want to adopt your own Popcorn Monster, Cookie Monster, or Cuddle Monster then head on over to our friends at Give A Little Giggle. I promise you, these little monsters give more than just a little giggle – you’ll be rolling on the floor in no time!

Health & Happiness,

Savannah

 

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7+ Ways To Use Gourmet Smoked Sea Salt

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Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for inspiration or brand new to the world of gourmet salts – we’ve got you covered. Together we’ll dip our toes into the world of smoked sea salt and tackle the number one question us foodies face:

…What am I supposed to do with this?

While the vast array of choices and flavors may seem overwhelming, the answer is actually rather simple:

Use them!

(Oh come on! I can see you guys rolling your eyes right now, but hear me out!)

There is no right and there is no wrong way to use these salts.

I’ve got friends who indulge in smoked salts breakfast, lunch, and dinner (7 days a week / 365 days a year -no joke) and others who only sprinkle smoked salt atop decadent desserts. The only limit is our own imagination… So go ahead  – play with your food! Experiment with flavors! Push your boundaries! Try something new!

After all, isn’t this what cooking is all about?

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Still stuck for inspiration? Here’s 7+ ways to enjoy smoked sea salts – from morning breakfast to savory desserts!

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Start your day off right by embracing the hearty, campfire essence in your breakfast with a dash in your scramble or dusted over your eggs benedict. Pair with thick slices of avocado or crispy bacon to create a meal that will keep you full for hours!

Not ‘egg’-cited about eggs?

Try a pinch over warm, buttery pancakes for an irresistible combination of salty, sweet, and smokey – just like those from early morning lake days!

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This little piggy went to the market.

This little piggy stayed home.

This litt-

Wait. No. Times are changing, diets are changing, and more and more little piggies are no longer going to the market (unless they’re going to pick up some nice plump tomatoes, bright green romaine, a bit of fresh cucumber, and then going wee-wee-wee all the way home of course!)

Now you can embrace the bold flavor that bacon brings to the table – without the little piggy of course. Just a touch of smoked sea salt on deviled eggs, overtop a leafy green salad, or in a homemade vinaigrette dressing will give you that smokey, salty taste (and crunch!) of a bacon crumble -all while letting a little piggy stay home.

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For a savory snack try adding a dash to perfectly ripe sliced tomatoes, dust it over sautéed edamames, or indulge in smokey salt-roasted pumpkin seeds.

Looking for something a little sweeter?

Add a sprinkle over juicy melon, caramel apples, or a bowl of fresh fruit for a salty-sweet treat that will leave you wanting more!

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As an avid potato lover…

I AINT GOT NO TYPE!

So (if you’re anything like me) go right ahead -mash, bake, boil, fry, roast, and dress up those bad boys with a hint of smoke!

Still need a little inspiration? Sprinkle smoked salt into baked sweet potatoes or onto a tried and true potato salad recipe. For both a sensory and savory overload, use it as a striking finish for rich, creamy pasta.

Wanna get fancy? (-but not too fancy am I right?)  Try adding a pinch to good ol’ macaroni-and-cheese and watch as your family and friends revel in your new found gourmet cooking skills. Go on, take a bow.

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Smoked sea salt brings a touch of the grill inside, and as such are most known for their role in a variety of meats and main dishes. From transforming homemade burger patties, to sealing in moisture and adding flavor to grilled chicken -the options are virtually endless. For even more flavor options, get creative and combine it with your signature blend of spices or use it as a smokey addition to homemade barbecue sauce.  

Try using smoked sea salt as a dry rub for steak, poultry, pork, or fish for a main course that’s dizzyingly satisfying.

Or

Bring the grill indoors by adding a dash of smoked sea salt to slow cooked ribs. (Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go drool in the corner).

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While baby goats in pajamas may be the best thing since sliced bread (-no seriously. Google it), smoked salt may be the best thing for the Bloody Mary since the pickle.

Sounds crazy, I know but hear me out.

The tomato and smoke blend together create an almost too perfect combination to shock and delight your taste buds. Try it (or better yet, try it while you google baby goats in pajamas) -you can thank me later.

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Last but certainly not least comes my favorite flavor combination, the salty sweet.

Try adding a toasted crunch to salted caramel ice cream, or a bold smoke to hot buttery popcorn. Sprinkle atop delicate desserts like chocolate caramel strawberries or add a dash to warm chocolate chip cookies and dip them in milk!

Not quite your style? Go ahead and turn up the smokey by adding it to roasted peaches served with a bourbon syrup.

Oop, looks like you’re drooling.

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There we have it, over seven ways to enjoy smoked sea salt!

Whether you keep the cooking classic or dare to think outside the box, I hope at least one of them inspired you to get out there and play with your food!

Health & Happiness,

Savannah

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