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uses for Pumpkin Seed oil

jrl2929 May 16, 2012 10:47 AM

I read recently that Pumpkin seed oil has a lot of flavor. What are some good items to cook with Pumpkin seed oil.


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  1. chefj RE: jrl2929 May 16, 2012 01:40 PM

    It is used as a finishing oil not a cooking oil.
    Great on vegetable salads, stuffed pasta dishes especially wintery ones, drizzled on fruits or other dessert items especially vanilla based.
    I have used with Pippian sauce and Green Mole as well.
    It adds a deep roasty nut flavor.

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      MikeinCH RE: chefj May 17, 2012 08:11 AM

      This is the facebook page of a domestic producer which has a lot of recipe ideas on it for pumpkin seed oil:


      I found their oil at Dean & DeLuca recently and also use it mostly for finishing dishes..

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      katecm RE: jrl2929 May 17, 2012 10:42 AM

      I've done granola with macadamia oil. I wonder if it would work with pumpkin seed oil, along with common pumpkin pie spices.

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        HihoRemy RE: jrl2929 Sep 10, 2012 06:06 PM

        Here's another company that produces it domestically. http://troutcaviar.blogspot.com/2012/...

        1. chefathome RE: jrl2929 Sep 10, 2012 07:54 PM

          It is very common in Croatia and we always bring some back with us to Canada. We love it! They (and now we) use it to drizzle over cream soups, fresh cheese, pasta and risotto.

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            chez cherie RE: jrl2929 Sep 10, 2012 08:37 PM

            great on grilled or roasted veggies. a memorable meal i had in austria (they are big on pumpkin oil there) was scrambled eggs on toast with pumpkin seed oil drizzled over it. scrumptious!

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