pumpkin seeds

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Berries' started by patg, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Thinking of smoking my seeds this year. My plan is to coat some in honey and sprinkle with sea salt, and others just use lawrys. How have everyone's turned out? Now my questions:
    1. Soak in water or no? If so how long?
    2. What wood to use I have pecan, cherry or apple? And how much chips to use?
    3. How long to smoke/cook for?
    4. Is honey alright smoked?
     
  2. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Alright smoking the seeds now using cherry wood. Seeds are covered with honey and half have sea salt and the other have cayenne. Figure I will give them about 45 or so and stir them see how they look/taste. Did I mention that its pouring rain!
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Interesting, I will be watching.

    Pics please.
     
  4. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Still quite under cooked, but coming along so far.
     
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    :popcorn
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Should be tasty!
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am gonna have alot of seeds from this one.
     
  8. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    There they are in all their golden glory. I must say for having nothing to go off of they are quite delicious. Smoked for about 1 hr 45 min using two handfuls of cherry wood chips.
    My suggestions for the others:
    Dry seeds off before coating. Don't know how much it will help or make a difference but worth a shot.
    Spray cookie sheet with pam or something the honey stuck a little .
    Cook a little longer I am thinking 2 hrs or so might be better.
    Cool them in fridge maybe help with honey turning seeds into a glob.

    All in all one heck of a great first go.
     
  9. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Lots of goods in there c farmer. Hope this lived up to your expectations. Recipe:
    Coat half of seeds in enough honey for a light glaze
    Spread on foil cookie sheet with many many holes punched in bottom
    Sprinkle with fresh ground sea salt to lightly cover all.


    1/4 tsp of cayenne added to honey
    Add seeds and stir to coat
    Spread on same typed of sheet

    Smoke with your likings. My Masterbuilt 40 propane was at about 250
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look good. Might give it a shot.
     
  11. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Thanks. I am pleased. And the cayenne gives it just enough of a bite to offset all the sweet. I have a bad gut and can't handle too much heat these days, so if you like hot hot then up the pepper.
     
  12. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Best of all it's all natural minus whatever is added to the pepper
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Rinsing, then drying the seeds helps quite a bit with the process when baking pumpkin seeds.
    Adding the honey will also create issues. I'm thinking that using a process similar to Scarbelly's spicy and sweet nuts might work out really good! Hope we have done good seeds. We had 6 pumpkins, but two were on the vines that snaked under the fence and into our neighbors yard. The two little girls that live there were super excited! So we have four!

     
  14. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    I will have to check into his process. They did crunch up a bit. Great looking pumpkins there. Nice of you to share with them. We had a guy down the block who would let them rot before giving them away to any of us.
     
  15. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Are the white ones sweeter than the typical orange pumpkin?
     
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ROFLMAO!
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Won't know, first year we got them to grow! Last year we had 18 orange pumpkins!
     
  18. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Thanks dirtsailor. That recipe looks good. Now I have smoking nuts on the to do list.
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Be careful with that recipe, they are super addicting! We make several batches to include in our holiday goody baskets that we give to our family. Besides the smoked cheese it's our most requested item!
     

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