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.