Pomegranate Prep School | Tuesday's Tip of the Day!
Pomegranate seeds add a beautiful finish to anything from crostini to salads and even champagne! But how do we get to those gorgeous little rosy pearls? Before you reach for the clamshell of pomegranate seeds at your local grocery store, let me try to convince you how seeding a pomegranate at home is not only easy but fresher!
So with that, let’s Get Seeding!
1) Slice the pomegranate in half then each half in half again.
2) Next, there are two methods:
a) Wooden Spoon Method:
i) Over a bowl of cold water, use a wooden spoon to gently tap the peel of each section allowing the pomegranate seeds to dislodge and gracefully land in the cold water. The seeds will sink to the bottom and the pith will float to the top. Once all the seeds have been accounted for, simply use a sieve to scoop out the pith and your seeds are ready for storing, snacking or adorning!
ii) Note: This method can splatter so make sure you wear an apron!
b) Submerged Method:
i) After cutting the pomegranate, submerge them under cold water. Using your hands, gently release the seeds one at a time. It will go faster as you get started. The pith will still float to the top as the seeds sink.
Now that you can seed pomegranates like a true culinary wiz, put back that clamshell and let’s get seeding!
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