Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tasty Tuesday Recipe ~ Cajun Pumpkin Seeds

Don't throw out the old Halloween pumpkin until it spills its guts for you to use as a good and tasty snack! 

Cajun Pumpkin Seeds

Seeds from 1 pumpkin
2 Tbsp. butter or margerine
Dash of olive oil
Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder

Scoop seeds from pumpkin. Clean off pulp under running water. Spread seeds out on paper towl and let dry for a few hours.

Mix seeds in bowl with melted butter or margerine and olive oil. 

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Add seeds to tray in a layer. Sprinkle on Tony's and garlic powder. [If you don't have Tony's, use salt, pepper and red pepper to taste.]

Bake at 300 degrees for about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and eat. Great as garnish in soups, added to salad or trail mix.

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jason evans said...

Ooo. Seeds with a kick! Everything can use a kick.

Tamika: said...

Wow! Who would have ever thought you could make pumpkin seeds sound so good, and look good.

Darn, my pumpkin is already gone!

Lynnette Labelle said...

Love your jack-o-lantern. Too funny. I think that might be a bit spicy for me, but I did bake mine with sea salt.

Lynnette Labelle

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Oh, wow, I think they'd be too hot for me. I roast the spilled guts while the girls carve away, only I just use sea salt and they love the result.

What a lovely, Pic, Gumbo Writer!!! LOL

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jason - Too true. That's why I'm so fond of my pointy cowboy boots. LOL

Tamika- Could you get one from a neighbor? Bet they're cheap at the grocery store now too. :)

Lynnette & Eileen - LOVE sea salt! You should try the pumpkin seeds with just a little sprinkle of the Cajun seasoning. Kicks it up to a whole 'nother level. :)

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Love the pic!

Love pumpkin seeds too! Baked with a bit of oil and lots of spices. Got to go find me a pumpkin now!

Diane said...

Was that your pumpkin or your sisters? Lotta attitude expressed with that gourd... :O)

Marguerite said...

Since I have two leftover Jack o' Lanterns, I will try this yummy looking recipe. Looks great!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Donna - Can't the hubs "borrow" one from a neighbor's porch? hehe

Diane - Found it floating around the net. Twin's woulda had empty bottles and better decorations around hers. :)

Marguerite - Add a splash of Tabasco, sha!

Debbie said...

I love me some spicy!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Thanks! I like the spicy idea, never thought of that. This is actually the first year in memory that we didn't grow or pick up a pumpkin. I missed it!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

We can buy pumpkin seeds here in the Mexican markets any time of year, I love them. I like to sprinkle them on soups and salads. I made pumpkin soup on Halloween and sprinkled some on top. Yummy.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Debbie - Me too! It's, well, the spice of life. :D

Deb - Bet they're cheap at the grocery store and farmers market now.

Elizabeth - Pumpkin soup sounds yummers. Were you all Martha Stewart-ish and served the soup in hollowed out little pumpkin with carved removable lids? ;)

Jane! said...

Dang, wish I'd had this last Friday. Sounds yummy!

Sandra Leigh said...

Pumpkin soup. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. This just sounds too good. Gotta get me a pumpkin tomorrow.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Try it, you'll like it! :D

Deb Shucka said...

Love the pumpkin picture. These seeds are the best!

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