Pumpkins Seeds, taste superb and are good for you.
You should think before you ditch those pumpkin seeds you chopped out of your pumpkin this year!!
There is high-quality dieting benefit in those seeds, not to mention a tasty snack even the children will love. They are high in Phosphorous and our bones need that for cell mending, fatigue and weakness. In one ouncethere is 333mg of it.
Here is how to prepare and cook your pumpkin seeds.
Once you have scooped your pumpkin, put the seeds in a glass bowl.
Next, separate the seeds from all the stringing pumpkin meat.
You will have to do this pretty quickly because once you’ve let them sit and they have gotten too dry,
they're going to be harder to clean.
Try a cold-water wash, finish taking off what’s left of the stringy strands (there’ll be some small bits left quite likely) off the seeds.
Place a sieve in the sink so you don’t lose all that pumpkin goop in your sink drain.
Once your pumpkin seeds are totally clean, put them on a waxed paper cookie sheet to dry. You can leave them to dry overnight. Sorry, you cannot eat them till tomorrow.
Now that your pumpkin seeds are prepared, let’s get to the actual cooking of them.
Here are both a microwave and cooker baked recipe for you to choose from.
Note: Preparation is the same for both of the following recipes.
Place salted butter in a Microwavable oblong baking dish and heat for about 30 seconds.
Place seeds into pan and toss thru the liquified butter. Spread the seeds out entirely into one
layer on the base of the dish. Microwave on high for about 8 minutes or until seeds are a light
golden hue. Ensure you stir the seeds each couple of minutes while in the microwave to prevent burning.
The simple way to roast pumpkin seeds.
Preparing Pumpkin Seeds
Spray your seeds with butter spray. Cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Watch for them to be lightly brown. When they are done, take them out and season
with your favourite seasoning. Some popular seasonings include salt and garlic. Let them completely cool before enjoying.
Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are not the sole seeds that may be eaten this way.
The seeds from butternut and acorn squash can also be cooked just like pumpkin seeds. Give them a try too.
You can store any leftovers of your pumpkin seeds in airtight boxes
at 70 degrees for at least 3 months. If you opt to cool them,
they are going to last for roughly a year in an air tight container.
Baked pumpkin seeds provide a fine source of nutritional fiber together with a nutty taste.
So , opening that popping that bag of popcorn tonight, grab your fave Halloween movie,
relax with your toasted pumpkin seeds and enjoy.