This Pumpkin Seeds recipe was shared with me when I visited some friends in Gig Harbor, Washington. I wanted to roast a whole pumpkin for some recipes I was working on and Kristi shared this unique way of roasting pumpkin seeds that her mom always used. I loved it and learned to do it with her and she gave me the blessing to share it with you here.
The process is simple but the flavor is HUGE! I was so impressed. I love when the simplest ingredients provide the biggest impact.
She started by soaking the cleaned pumpkin seeds in just enough soy sauce to cover them by half. Do this by simply placing them in a measuring cup and dousing them with soy. This will vary slightly by how big your pumpkin was, but I was cooking two small pie pumpkins and we used about 3/4 cup of soy sauce.
You can let the seeds soak up to overnight, but at a minimum soak them for 30 minutes. Then toss them on a sheet pan, liquid and all, and roast at 350 for about 35-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. They are done when all the liquid has evaporated, leaving behind a crips seed and a dry coating of soy sauce.
You know they are done when all the seeds move freely on the pan and you don’t see any visible shine on them. The roasted pumpkin seeds can be stored at room temperature in a covered dish for up to a week. If they get tacky at all, that’s if they last that long, you can re-toast them for 5 minutes in the oven to bring the crunch back.
Soy Sauce Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Soy Sauce
- After you have removed the pumpkin seeds from your pumpkin, clean them and remove all of the pumpkin membrane from the seeds. Transfer them to a sheet pan lined with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and allow them to dry or pat them dry.
- In a large measuring cup or medium sized bowl, add the pumpkin seeds and enough soy sauce to fill the cup half way. The amount of soy sauce the you use will vary by the amount of pumpkin seeds that you have to roast. Stir the seeds and the soy together and allow them to sit for at least 30 minutes stirring occasionally. You can let them soak up to overnight if you want a more robust flavor.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and roast them until all of the soy sauce has reduced and coated the seeds evenly. This will take about 35-45 minutes. Be sure to give the seeds a stir every 8 minutes or so.
- You will know the seeds are done when there is no more shine on the seed and they are no longer tacky. They should be dry and the soy sauce coated on them.
Thanks to my friend Kristi Thigpen of Gig Harbor, Washington for sharing this recipe with me and allowing me to post it here. Her mother Jayne created lasting impact on her that is being emulated to this day through Kristi. I can see that she had an adventurous spirit that focused on her family by the way Kristi lives today, and I cherish every moment of it that I can soak up.
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These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
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A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
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A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
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