Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Essence, recipe follows
  • Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Rinse the seeds clean of any pumpkin flesh. In a mixing bowl, toss the seeds with olive oil. Season the seeds with Essence. Place the seeds on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast until golden brown and crispy, about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):

Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.

Yield: about 2/3 cup

Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.


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