Flavored with the Japanese equivalent of cayenne, known as togarashi, these seeds are addictive.
What to buy: We used raw pumpkin seeds (a.k.a. pepitas) for this recipe. You can also use the seeds left over from carving a pumpkin or roasting squash. Just collect the seeds, rinse them in a strainer to remove the pulp, and thoroughly pat them dry. They may take a few minutes longer in the oven, depending on how fresh they are.
Togarashi powder, a mixture of spices that always contains chiles, can be found in ethnic markets. It may also be labeled as shichimi togarashi.
Game plan: The seeds are best fresh from the oven but will last up to 5 days stored at room temperature in an airtight container.
This recipe was featured as part of our 10 Ways to Spice Up Pumpkin Seeds photo gallery.