Pumpkin seeds are also known as pepitas. These edible seeds are a popular ingredient in Mexican cooking. With their white hull removed, they are a medium-dark green and have a deliciously delicate flavor, which is even better when the seeds are roasted and salted. Pepitas are sold salted, roasted and raw, and with or without hulls.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Related Recipes From Food Network
- Steamed Pumpkin Puddings with Tennessee Rum Hard Sauce and Pumpkin Seed Brittle
- Roasted Pumpkins Stuffed with Roast Duck and Wild Mushroom Risotto
- Hilda's Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin Waffles with Trail-Mix Topping
- Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Related Content From Cooking Channel
- Zucchini-Pumpkin Seed Fritters
- Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
- Sweet Kabocha Squash Ice Cream with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
- Porgy with Starfruit and Pumpkin Seeds
- Chicken in Pumpkin Seed Sauce