Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, The Spice of Life!
When pumpkin season is in full swing we thought we would
post a family favorite, Chipotle BBQ roasted pumpkin seeds. This is a recipe that we forget
about most of the year but make every year. If you live in America you celebrate
Halloween. The tradition of carving pumpkins is a family
favorite and toasting the seeds is a bonus for everyone
First cut the top out of your pumpkin and spoon out all
the seeds onto cookie sheets, wax paper or whatever you
have. Make sure the seeds are clean and you remove as
much of the stuff that is not a pumpkin seed and allow
to dry overnight. The next day remove any other non seed
substance you may have missed.
The easy part, the preparation
Place the dry seeds in a bowl and toss in melted butter
to coat. How much butter, you may ask. Well since pumpkins
come in all sizes all we can tell you is to make sure
they are all lightly coated.
Next toss in a Tablespoon or so of Knox's
Chipotle BBQ Dry Rub and toss until seeds are coated.
Scatter pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with foil.
The tricky part, toasting pumpkin seeds.
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Place the cookie sheet
with your seasoned pumpkin seeds on the center rack and
bake for about 1 hour tossing every 15 minutes.
This is tricky because pumpkin seeds are thin and will
burn very quickly. Tossing them helps make sure they do
not, but keep a close eye on them.
Your own gourmet toasted pumpkin seeds
This simple but tasty preparation can be made to order.
If you like curry, try curry toasted pumpkin seeds. Maybe
you like something a little more Cajun, use your favorite
Cajun spice blend or Jamaican jerk seasoning. The sky is the limit and we hope you
enjoy your pumpkins from the carving right down to eating
the toasted seeds.