Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Posted on 15 November 2011 by Mădălina

Pumpkins are one of the most versatile vegetables– this recipe shows you how to roast and flavor your own pumpkin seeds; nothing goes to waste!

 How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

What you’ll need:

-       Raw pumpkin seeds (separated the seeds from the pumpkin flesh)
-       Sieve or strainer
-       Baking Sheet
-       Ingredients as below

Step 1: Put raw pumpkin seeds in a strainer or sieve and wash them well. Let them strain the water for 10 minutes.

 

Step 2: Spread them on a baking sheet and dry them in a warm oven (120-150’F) for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.

Step 3: Preheat oven to 275’F. Spread the seeds evenly over a cookie sheet and lightly baste the seeds with seasoning as below. Once seasoned, bake for about 30-50 min in the preheated oven, stirring every 5 minutes, until crisp, dry and golden brown.

 

Salted Pumpkin Seeds:
2 cups dry pumpkin seeds, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 teaspoons salt

Salt and Vinegar Pumpkin Seeds:
2 cups dry pumpkin seeds, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt

Cinnasweet Pumpkin Seeds:
2 cups dry pumpkin seeds, 1 tablespoons melted butter, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon white sugar.

Pepper and Lime Pumpkin Seeds:
2 cups dry pumpkin seeds, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 teaspoons lime juice, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon salt (I sprinkled extra cayenne at the end—I LOVE spicy)

Extra Spicy Pumpkin Seeds:
2 cups dry pumpkin seeds, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper

 

 

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