"It's 8pm and I fancy something to nibble on.... Mmmmmm, what shall I have?"
How many times do you have that munchie feeling during the evening? For me, it is almost every evening...lol! Tonight being no exception. One of my favourite snacks is Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.
The recipe for this is quite simple, so I will not send you to sleep with countless photographs. All you need is some Olive Oil, salt and a bag of Pumpkin Seeds. I like a bit of a kick to pumpkin seeds, so I have substituted Olive Oil with Chilli Oil and I also use some chilli flakes. Both of these items are optional.
The first step it to cover a baking tray with foil. Then spread the pumpkin seeds over the foil base. Lightly drizzle some olive oil (chilli oil) over the seeds, then season with salt (and chilli flakes if desired). The final stage before cooking is to move the seeds around the baking tray so that they get covered with the oil and seasoning.
Pre-heat your oven to a medium/high heat and then place the baking tray into the middle of the oven.
After 10 minutes, take a look at the seeds. They should be turning a golden brown colour. Give them a stir with a spatula (be careful, they are exceedingly hot!). If they are still quite green, then leave them a couple more minutes.
Once they have turned a golden brown, remove them from the oven and pour them onto several sheets of kitchen paper to soak up the oil. You may need to repeat this process several times to remove the excess oil.
Pour the seeds into a serving bowl. Finally , lightly sprinkle a few grains of rock salt over the top.
So that is my favourite munchie, when sitting in front of the TV enjoying a good film.
Do you have a favourite munchie? If you do, I'd love to hear what it is! So please leave a comment and be sure to include instructions on how to make it. Even better, write a post on your blog and leave a comment here with a link!!!!!
Cheerio for now!