I can’t remember if someone told me about these or I read it somewhere but I thought – what a great idea. You always get masses of seeds from a pumpkin or squash and I just throw them away. These seeds are from a butternut squash and all you do is pop them on a baking sheet, sprinkle on your flavourings, a splash of olive oil, mix together, spread them out and bake at 180C/350F/Gas 4 for 10 minutes turning them halfway through. I used chilli flakes, crushed fennel seeds and salt for mine but a bit too much oil, so I will reduce that next time. Other seasonings you could use are crushed or ground cumin seeds, Garam Masala, crushed or ground coriander seeds, crushed peppercorns, chopped garlic, Ras el Hanout, cayenne, paprika or fresh chopped herbs. You could also make them sweet with honey, cinnamon, maple syrup, sprinkle of sugar, ground ginger etc. These are so quick and easy to make and cost next to nothing.
|The unroasted seeds||After roasting – delicious|