Alegrías (These delicious amaranth snacks are typical of Mexico
5 cups of toasted amaranth seeds
¾ cup honey
Amaranth seeds, once toasted, resemble tiny popcorn. Warm the
honey over low heat. Mix the amaranth with the warm honey until
the amaranth is well coated. Press the mixture into a lightly greased
square pan, about 1 inch deep. Make sure the mixture is an even
thickness. Cut the alegrias into small squares while the mixture is
still warm. Let cool.
You can also add other seeds to this mixture including peanuts and
walnuts. Dried fruits such as raisins also work well.
I believe pigweed is in the amaranth family, but they're not the same species. Amaranth's wild ancestor?
I'm going to try the popped amaranth thing, it's difficult to think of other uses beyond soup because the seeds are so danged small.
Popping amaranth seeds in the skillet with a bit of water? Or isn't it a bit of oil instead?
Matthew Fallon wrote:
lolly'. yep that looks to be amaranth, compare your seed pic to mine above.