If there’s one thing that’s universally linked to Halloween, it’s pumpkins. Oh, how I would have loved to write a post on pumpkin carving! Unfortunately, my unsteady hand and blunt kitchenware prevent me from having anything to show off about in that department.
I can, however, provide you with a delicious recipe for flavoured pumpkin seeds. These are hot, sweet and sour – the perfect combination for the chilly season that’s now upon us.
1 cup (150g) pumpkin seeds
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1/2 a lime
1 tbsp chilli flakes
1 tsp dark muscovado sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
- Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 2 (conversions here) and grease and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
- Mix the sugar, olive oil, salt and lime juice together then use the mixture to coat the pumpkin seeds in a large bowl.
- Add the lime zest and chilli flakes then give everything a good stir to make sure all the seeds are evenly coated.
- Spread the seeds out on the baking tray as evenly as possible.
- Cook on the top shelf of the oven for 45 minutes, stirring two or three times during the process.
- Leave to cool, then break apart with your hands if any of them have clumped together (careful, they’re a little sticky!)
Your track recommendation for this recipe is a lovely chilled one from Warpaint.
What are your plans for Halloween? Are you dressing up? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading x