Dried pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are often discarded as waste products in many kitchens, which is such a shame. This waste to taste component is very easy to use and delicious as a snack or garnish.

Dried pumpkin seeds

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pumpkin seeds

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five-spice powder

Preparation method

  • Take some fresh pumpkin seeds (left over when preparing fresh pumpkin)
  • Rinse thoroughly in hot water to remove all the flesh.
  • Dry on kitchen paper.
  • Sprinkle with salt and dry in an oven or drying cabinet at 50 oC.
  • Roast the seeds in a dry pan. After a while, they may start popping fiercely so keep a lid at hand.
  • Sprinkle them with a little five-spice powder.

Serving suggestions

  • As a crunchy garnish in soups and salads, e.g. with rocket, pickled butternut squash, radish, and yoghurt dressing.
  • As a crunchy component in a wrap or barbecoa.
  • As a snack to accompany an aperitif or drink.

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