Did you know that sunflower seeds take on a surprisingly bacony flavor when coated with tamari? For the moment, we’re trusting chef Carole Peck on this, BUT we will absolutely be testing this ourselves and putting the tasty nibbles out for guests to munch on during our holiday parties. Can you imagine these topping a savory mousse or cheese on a cracker? Carole says they’re simple to make: Get your oven really hot, say 400˚, toss some sunflower seeds in tamari and spread them out flat on a sheet pan. Bake until the seeds start getting some toasty color (you can use a spatula to stir them around a bit, too).
Carole Peck is the chef and co-owner of Good News Restaurant & Bar in Woodbury, CT.