So yesterday’s post, my entry in the 2009 POM Fresh Recipe contest, required me to seed a pomegranate. O-kay…..
Pomegranates may seem intimidating, but they are easy to open. This efficient procedure for opening a pomegranate has six simple steps:
• Cut – With a sharp paring knife, cut off the top about a half inch below the crown.
• Score – Once the top has been removed, four to six sections of the pomegranate divided by white membrane will be visible. With the knife’s point, score the skin along each section. • Open – Using both hands, carefully pull the pomegranate apart, breaking it into smaller sections.
Later, I Googled around and came up with some more advice from Elise at Simply Recipes.
She suggests slicing through the crown like this (photo courtesy of Simply Recipes):
But the rest of her method is similar. You can read what she says here.
In any case, it was definitely not as hard as I thought and you should certainly not be intimidated by it. You will be rewarded with juicy, crunchy little pearls of sweetness.
Don’t forget to head on over to the POM website and vote for my Red Roast Pork with POMegranate glaze. Click here (edited to add, link is no longer active). Thanks so much in advance!