The pumpkin carving ritual wouldn´t be complete without the smells and crunching of roasted pumpkin seeds. Here is a quick how to:
Seed the Pumpkin: scrape the pulp and seeds out of your pumpkin in a bowl.
Clean the Seeds: separate the seeds from the pulp and rinse in colander under cold water. Shake dry! Bake Seeds: grease baking sheet with olive oil and spread the seeds on it in a single layer. bake for 30 min. at 300°F. Add Spices: toss seeds with olive oil in a bowl and add spices as desired. Bake for another 20 min at 300°F.
Design your Pumpkin Seeds: ( 5 Ways to spice up your Seeds )
Barbeque: add brown sugar, chipotle, chile powder, salt and ground cumin.
Spanish: add smoked Paprika and salt.
Italien: addgrated parmesan, salt and dried oregano.
Sweet: add cinnamon and sugar.
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