Today’s post is not a recipe. It’s a technique. We all love pomegranate, don’t we? However deseeding it is always a challenge. And we think to ourselves: “Is it really worth all the effort? I might as well eat something else…” Well, from now on deseeding a pomegranate is not going to be a chore, but more like a fun activity.
Start by washing the pomegranate really well; you would not want to consume any pesticides, would you? Then tap it dry with paper towel.
Then using a knife, make small slits (deep enough to reach the seeds) around the crown of the pomegranate in order to form a 5 cm square.
Cut the square out again using your knife. Then cut along the white stems seen in the photograph above, just through the red part of the pomegranate skin, from blossom end to stem end. You should make about 6 cuts.
And finally using your fingers, gently pry open the pomegranate. It helps to work near or over a large bowl, so that as you open the fruit, any loose seeds find their way to the bowl. Working over a bowl, use your fingers to pry away the seeds from the peel and membranes or just tap the outside skin with a spoon and watch the seeds stripping away from the skin.
That was easy, wasn’t it? I hope you found it useful.