TASTY PSITTACINE DINING
Toasted Squash Seeds
Squash or Pumpkin Seeds, raw
Scoop out the seeds and fibrous material from the seed cavity of a squash or pumpkin. The seeds should be toasted a.s.a.p. however, they can be stored in the fridge up to 12 hours before toasting.
Place the seeds and the fibrous material in a strainer and rinse thoroughly with hot water under the tap. The hot water will remove the sliminess and make it easier to separate the seeds from the other squash or pumpkin material.
Separate the seeds and place in a covered glass or ceramic baking dish. Bake in an oven at 400 degrees F. or in a microwave oven on "high" until the seeds are crisp. Occasional mixing will help the process. Remove from the oven when the seeds are crisp and let the seeds cool.
Bird Fish Cakes
Fish fillet(boneless), Peeled Sweet Potato, Peeled Potato, Washed Carrots, Corn Meal
Place fish, Sweet Potato, Potato and Carrots in a baking dish, add small amount of water to steam, cover. Bake, in oven, at 350 degrees until vegetables are soft and fish is cooked. Remove. Mash together well. Form into portion size shapes. You may need to add a egg to bind it. Roll in the corn meal until well coated, Put in the oven at 350 degrees until they are browned and the egg is cooked. Cool. These can be frozen and warmed to use when needed.