Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cleaning a Pomegranate

It used to be that every time I cleaned a pomegranate that it would look like a murder had occurred in our kitchen, complete with arterial spray on the ceiling.  I have embraced the following technique that guarantees no blood splatter on your cupboards and that your hands and clothing won't be stained for days either.

  • Cut a small slice off the top and bottom of the pomegranate.  Be careful not to cut too deep as you will hit the seeds.

  • Score the all around the outside of the pomegranate, about the size of orange sections.

  • Put the pomegranate in a bowl of water and cut out the center core.

  • Separate all the scored sections.

  • Using your thumbs, delicately separate the seeds from the pulp.  The seeds will sink to the bottom and the pulp will rise to the top making it easy for you to discard.  Swishing the seeds around with hands will help to remove any bits of pulp that remain.  Drain well.

  • Enjoy!

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