Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (New Mexico Style)

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (New Mexico Style)
Originally uploaded by mikeysklar

After Wendy made her delicious pumpkin muffins we had a lot seed left over. She washed off the seed and handed them off to me to dry and roast. I used the sun oven for both tasks. I let the seeds dry at 150F for three hours with the lid cracked. Then I seasoned the seeds with olive oil, salt, lime juice, and chipotle. The seeds were tossed in the oven for a hour at 250F and came out delicious. It will come as no surprise that these seeds are high in protein. They are also extremely high in tryptophan (sleep aid) and have been proven to lower blood pressure.

1 comment:

David DAwdy said...

Also, if you know any small children who play in the dirt, raw hulled pumpkin seeds ground up and sprinkled on the cereal kills the little pin worms that hang out in children who eat dirt. :)