Wednesday, November 3, 2010

{Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe}

Rinse the pumpkin seeds under cold water removing all strings and pulp.Place the pumpkin seeds in a bowl in a brine mixture. For each cup of seeds, add two cups of water and 2 tablespoons of salt..  mix well, then let it sit overnight.  (this step is optional)

Rinse and drain the seeds.

Place on a sprayed cookie sheet and drizzle just to coat with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, then place in a 325 degree oven for 25-45 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. 

*cooking time can vary based on the size of your seeds and amount.  Be sure to watch carefully as they can burn quick.

Remove from oven and place in an airtight container.

Here are a few optional seasonings to add before cooking for other flavors.
  • garlic powder or garlic salt
  • seasoning salt
  • black pepper
  • salt free seasoning blend, such as Mrs. Dash brand
  • cayenne pepper
  • seasoning salt
  • Cajun seasoning blend
  • chili powder
  • Mexican style chili lime seasoning
  • Italian seasoning or other herbs
  • grated hard cheese such as Parmesan
  • curry powder
  • paprika

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