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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Samhain Pumpkin Seeds



Wondering what to do with all the leftover seeds from your pumpkin carving? Pumpkin seeds, known as pepitas in Mexico, are a tasty, nutritious snack that is easy to prepare. You can be as creative as you wish. Here I have included two recipes for pumpkin seeds - one with Indian spices and one with the warm, fragrant spices of a pumpkin pie - ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Pumpkin seeds make a delicious addition to your Samhain festivities, and if you're the type to stay up all night in remembrance, these will give you the energy you need to keep going.



Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Indian Spices


1 cup pumpkin seeds, washed and dried
1 – 2 teaspoons garam masala
1 tablespoon melted butter or olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 300 F. Lay the pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and drizzle with the butter or olive oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle on the garam masala and salt. Toss again to coat with the spice mixture. Place in the oven and roast until crunchy, about 45 minutes, stirring from time to time.


Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Seeds

1 cup pumpkin seeds, washed and fried
1 tablespoon melted butter or olive oil
1 to 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix

Preheat the oven to 300 F. Lay the pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and drizzle with the butter or olive oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle on the sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Toss again to coat. Place in the oven and roast until crunchy, about 45 minutes, stirring from time to time.

4 comments:

Salem Witch Child said...

I love pumpkin seeds. But I just like them with salt.

Zedral Z said...

That's the way I normally eat them, but they're so good with garam masala too!

Sapphire said...

Do you shell them like sunflower seeds? cause I've tried to eat them before and wasn't impressed. I'm going to try them again, though. I might go out and buy a pumpkin tonight to carve up just to get the seeds cause the garam masala seeds just sound too good and protein packed to pass up!

~ Jayne ~ said...

I like to season mine with a pinch of sea salt & smoked paprika but I will try your spicy suggestions!