Originally aired October 22, 2012
- 1 cup cleaned raw whole pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chile powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 375F. In a small saucepan, bring 4 cups water, pumpkin seeds and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then drain. Pat the seeds dry between layers of paper towels.
Toss the seeds with the EVOO and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Spread in a single layer on a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Roast until golden, 10-12 minutes.
Combine seasoning blends for your favorite flavored seeds in a small bowl and toss to coat pumpkin seeds. Roast for 5 minutes more.