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Old 10-26-2005, 01:26 AM   #11
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What does soaking them in salt water do? Does it infuse the seeds with the salt flavor or does it help with texture or what?
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:26 AM   #12
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everyone wonders the purpose of salt water, I am wondering the purpose of the oil....I have never oiled mine...I soak em then while raosting I just sprinkle on the spices I want, sticks quite well.....and tastes well too!
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:00 AM   #13
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Try roasting some shelled pumpkin seeds tossed with tamari or soy sauce!
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Old 10-27-2005, 11:29 AM   #14
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i always put salt and sugar on mine.
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:03 PM   #15
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I like them plain, just toast them in the frying pan, nothing added.
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:17 PM   #16
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Katie Couric was talking about roasted pumpkin seeds on the Today Show this morning. She said she washed them, then added olive oil and salt and roasted them.
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Old 10-27-2005, 08:27 PM   #17
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I did a little this morning. I had a pumpkin that was "going" on me, as the stem had a little rotten spot on it, so I decided to get the seeds out and roast them before it was to late.

I rinsed them, then soaked in salt water for several hours yesterday. I set them up to dry overnight. This morning, I tossed them with a little vegetable oil and salt. I roasted them in a 350F oven for about 15 - 18 minutes. Boy, they were tasty!

I see that a couple of you all season pumpkin seeds with some southwest seasonings. I had an idea at work. Does anyone have a recipe for Honey-Roasted Peanuts? If so, do you think it would work to swap out the peanuts with pumkin seeds?
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:40 PM   #18
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yum yum, I started nosing around on the net, looking for a honey roasted nut recipe, but could not find any to my liking that resulted in a thicker coating. So I used a candied but recipe on some punkin seeds this evening- they are pourin' out of my ears after carving 4 punkins, so I had a few to waste if it flopped. They turned out awesome!!!

1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
2T butter
1/2 cup sugar (I am gonna try brown tomorrow)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Toast pumpkin seeds briefly to rid of excess moisture. Add butter, cook 1 or 2 minutes, may get tough if any longer. Add remaining ingredients and cook on high heat until soft ball stage. Spread on greased foil or waxed paper, cool, and separate. I dashed a little salt on too. mm mmm mmmmm! Smells wonderful too!
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>candied NUT recipe< ehm ehm (yawn)
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yum yum, I started nosing around on the net, looking for a honey roasted nut recipe, but could not find any to my liking that resulted in a thicker coating. So I used a candied but recipe on some punkin seeds this evening- they are pourin' out of my ears after carving 4 punkins, so I had a few to waste if it flopped. They turned out awesome!!!

1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
2T butter
1/2 cup sugar (I am gonna try brown tomorrow)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Toast pumpkin seeds briefly to rid of excess moisture. Add butter, cook 1 or 2 minutes, may get tough if any longer. Add remaining ingredients and cook on high heat until soft ball stage. Spread on greased foil or waxed paper, cool, and separate. I dashed a little salt on too. mm mmm mmmmm! Smells wonderful too!
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:43 AM   #20
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Shannon, that looks really good! Too bad I don't have a candy thermometer or experience whit judging the stages without one or I'd make those. Right now my pumpkin seeds are in the oven with butter, salt, cayenne-garlic sauce, & a little garlic powder. I've never toasted pumpkin seeds before so this is a new experience for me. They smell really good & I can't wait to try them!
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