In the fall/winter it’s pomegranate season here in southern California. This time of year I look forward to eating half a pomegranate on the couch whilst watching “American Horror Story” or any of the Real Housewives franchise (of course!). As a result, my hands look like a cabinet maker’s – stained dark reddish-brown with what look like dirty fingernails. I don’t mind at night b/c I’m about to go to bed soon anyway. However, now that Maddie also loves pomegranates I need to seed them in the morning for her lunch and I just don’t want to deal with the mess!
There are two ways to seed (de-seed?) pomegranates without your kitchen looking like a massacre just took place. I’m going to demonstrate the second method in this post.
No matter which way you’re doing it, you’ll need: a pomegranate & a knife.
1. First way which is all over You Tube is to cut it in half & knock the seeds out onto a plate or into a bowl with the back of a heavy spoon or object. This is a civilized method but it can still splatter juice.
2. The second way is to fill a medium/large bowl with water,
cut the pomegranate in half
and just pick the seeds out in the water.
Then strain it in a mesh strainer & you can compost the pulp (??) or discard.
Any juice that was going to spurt onto your brand new white t-shirt, cream-colored cashmere sweater or just wiped countertops ends up in the water.
Use the leftover water to water a plant or dump on your lawn if you have one!
Btw: am I the only person in the world who didn’t know about these methods??