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November 01, 2005
What with all the seeds...
Filed in: Current Affairs, Good eats

Tried this recipe from Scott's place before I hit the road. I put two pumpkins worth of seeds in a one gallon plastic bag - added enough Tibvrtini olive oil, and premium asian sesame oil to coat, a few shakes of some strong Louisiana worchester sauce, and a good sprinkling of Scott's incredible Survival Spicetm. Shook vigorously to evenly coat. After an experimental batch, I cooked them up at 300 degrees for about 50 minutes, stirring them in the baking pan from time to time - I shook a bit more Survival Spice to taste during the process (what a great kick!). Seems like the idea is to get them to dry out and get good and crunchy before they burn up. I think it'd be fun to try balsamic vinegar as well with perhaps some marinate time just to see how much more of the bouqet of flavors could be absorbed.

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These are so good that I want to buy more pumpkins - just to get the seeds. Handful after handful is the way these things go - and they gotta be healthy with lots of fiber and life germ goin' on.

What happens to all those pumpkin seeds anyway?

Pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin seeds.
Golden God-send.
Best thing since the snack chip.
Until now, mostly enjoyed,
by the wide mouth of the ever-hungry disposal.
No more!



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Wow, Mac. Looks awesome. Can I post it over at TPC?

EMCEE: Of course Scott! I just landed in Seattle after my short jaunt to Japan. Was out of touch for a day or so there...

Posted by: the pragmatic chef™ at Nov 3, 2005 9:55:27 AM

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