As with all Chefs, I try not to waste anything in my kitchen as that is where the profits are, so when I see all of those pumpkins just left to rot it drives me crazy.

I even like to use the seeds for a little snack whilst watching the football.



3½oz pumpkin seeds

¼ tsp celery salt

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

¼ tsp paprika

1 tsp vegetable oil


This is simplicity itself. Heat a frying pan.

Brush with a very small amount of oil, and then add the pumpkin seeds. They will expand and brown fairly quickly, and when this is done, place them in a bowl and add the salt, celery salt, freshly ground black pepper and paprika. This is delicious if the pumpkin seeds are reasonably fresh.