Follow these easy steps and taste the awesomeness.
1.Murder your Pumpkin.
Separate the guts from the seeds. (If you have small children this is a great time for manual labor.)
2. Rinse the seeds. I used a standard kitchen colander and it worked great.
3.Now soak your seeds in a nice relaxing salt bath. We used about a 1/2 cup of water and 1 tsp salt. warm water helps the salt dissolve.
4.At last... the secret ingredient Add 1 heaping tsp of Penzy's Northwoods Seasoning. We LOVE Penzy's and buy most of our spices there. This particular seasoning is a great savory blend with just a hint of rosemary giving it that perfect thanksgivingy (I just made up a word!) taste. Check out the link for the list of individual spices used.
5. Swirl and Soak for 15-30 mins depending on how impatient you are. Preheat your oven to 350.
6. Spread a generous layer of olive oil over the bottom of a edged cookie sheet.
Using a slotted spoon, spread your seeds in a single layer mixing them around to evenly coat in oil.
Toast them in the oven for 20 min or until golden brown. I stirred the seeds at 10 min to make sure they got toasty all over.
take them out of the oven, eat them and think about how thankful you are I wrote this blog entry.
I'd love to here what you think if you try this recipe.