Monday, December 14, 2009

Tutorial: Best way to seed a Pomegranate

I don't know about you, but I love pomegranate seeds.  Their burst of juicy tartness cannot be matched.  They are especially wonderful as an addition to salads.  In the past, however, I would tend to grab the "cranraisins" or dried cherries instead, only due to ease.  Nothing beats the seeds of a pomegranate and what it does to enhance the flavor of a sweet vinegary dressing....but nothing also beats the stains they leave all over your hands, kitchen and clothing.  These lil' suckers have some juicy reach.  Explode one and you need to wipe in a 5 foot radius and check your shirt, pants, shoes, skin!

The following is what I have found to be the easiest most stainfree way in which to seed a pomegranate.  FYI, this will come in handy for the salad I will be posting next!!

Take you pom and cut her in half, still being careful at this point.  It will still spray.

Get a large bowl and fill with enough water to dunk the pom and be able to put your hands in without overflowing.

Plunge one half of the pom and break it in half or fourths. Using your fingers coerce the seeds while keeping the pom under the water.  You will be quite surprised as they come out with ease and little exploding.


After seeding the entire pom, floaties/rind will be on the top of the water.  I scoop out the left over rind and discard. 

Strain out seeds and place on paper towel to drain.

Store in ziplock or plastic container in fridge.

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