Halloween is over but Thanksgiving is on the horizon. Whether you carve your pumpkin or just use its meat for pie, don't throw out those slimy pumpkin guts! In the spirit of conserving food waste roast the seeds to make a simple and tasty snack. Here are three simple ways to season and roast pumpkin seeds.
The first thing you need to do is clean the pumpkin seeds. Here is how I do it:
- Separate the seeds from the slimy and stringy pumpkin guts as best you can.
- Transfer the (mostly) cleaned seeds to a large bowl of water.
- The seeds will float to the top, the guts to the bottom; skim the seeds off the top.
- Wash the seeds and let them dry.
Now let's roast those seeds! Instead of just salting them, I am going to roast them three different ways: Coffee and Chili flavored, Maple and Sea Salt flavored, and classic (okay, that is just salted). Listed below is the ingredients you will need for seasoning one cup of raw pumpkin seeds.