This Halloween when you are carving and decorating your pumpkins, making Jack-O-Lanterns or cooking a yummy pumpkin soup, don’t throw away the seeds. The seeds of the pumpkin, when toasted and salted have an aromatic nutty flavor. Not only do they make a tasty and great snack, but they are rich in vitamins B and E also, making them one of the healthiest options to choose from this Halloween. You can roast or toast then, and have them with salt only, if you are a purist, but if you like experiments, you can also have fun with spices and seasonings.
Here are some of the most exciting and popular Pumpkin Seeds Recipe for this Halloween:
Roasted Pumpkin seeds are all-time favorites of all. It is a dish that can be made without any hassle.
You have to wash and clean the seeds thoroughly, so that there is no pulp or strings remaining. Place them on an oiled baking sheet or coat them with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Here are some seasonings and flavors you can use for your roasted pumpkin seeds if you want to experiment with them:
For making Baked Pumpkin Seeds, all we need are pumpkin seeds, 1/2 stick butter, melted and salt to taste.
After washing the seeds, soak them in the melted butter for some time, while preheating the oven to 275 degrees. Bake for 2-5 minutes until the seeds turn golden brown.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice are one of the easiest and tastiest recipes. After you have toasted the seeds for about 45 minutes, make a seasoning of white sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Heat the oil, pour the puree, some more sugar and the seeds, and stir for some time. Store them in an air-tight container when they cool down.
Make a mixture with flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda and salt, butter, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Add one cup of pumpkin seeds. Before baking the muffins, sprinkle some seeds on the top as well.
Get some fresh avocados, and peel them. Cut the pulp and add some roasted pumpkin seeds. Mix lemon juice, garlic and red chilies and roasted bell pepper. Serve with salt and pepper.
Cinnasweet Pumpkin Seeds shall treat your senses with the gentle flavor of cinnamon and margarine with roasted salty pumpkin seeds and brown sugar.
Bread made from powdered Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds tastes really good.
Gemelli pasta and the spicy crunches of roasted pumpkin seeds on the top with garlic sauce, tomato sauce and goat cheese makes a wonderful treat this Halloween.
You can cook pumpkin seeds, onion, bread, and garlic in oil with some chilies. After that, place the smooth puree, and mix in some cream. Stir in some broth, and cook for a few more minutes on a low flame. You can serve it with Pumpkin Ravioli.
Roasted Pumpkin seeds seasoned with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, and some cayenne pepper is a tasty Halloween snack.
Pumpkin seeds coupled with the grand old seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay make a great choice. Sprinkle the seasoning only on the top when roasting the seeds. Roast for about 45 minutes.
You have to marinate the trout in buttermilk, salt and pepper. After that, dredge the both sides of the trout with flour.
Fry the trout flesh until golden brown and crisp. Add some butter to the skillet and cook until it turns golden brown. Add the pumpkin seeds, add vinegar and boil.
After that pour the sauce over the fried trout and garnish with chives. You can serve it with Pumpkin-Corn Pudding if you want.