Monday, October 31, 2011
TOASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS
Happy Hallowe'en!! It's rainy and dark here in Galway - not much chance of a roaring bonfire, sadly. My Hallowe'en Brack recipe is here for any lastminuters. We had roasted pumpkin and peppers with garlic last night - mmm.
I was looking at the pumpkin seeds as I carved the Jack O' Lantern, thinking, Don't throw away those pumpkin seeds, eat them instead! OK, it turns out it involves a bit of work but it's nice work.
Firstly, pick all the pumpkin flesh from the seeds.
Rinse them in a colander.
Dry them overnight on a baking tray.
Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
Sprinkle with olive oil and salt and place in oven.
Roast for 35 minutes and you have a healthy, yummy snack.
If you don't eat the seeds straight away, store in an airtight container once they have cooled down.