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Oct 14, 2012 10:49 PM

What to do with a whole bag of pomegranates?

A friend has a pomegranate tree and gifted us a grocery bag full of pomegranates - there's at least 20. Frankly, I've always found pomegranates a bit more trouble than they're worth, especially because the husband does not like sweet mixed with savory...
I found this thread:
But I'm also looking for tips/ideas on how to get the seeds out faster than picking through them like I'm looking for rocks in lentils... And any other ideas on what to do with so many? I do like pomegranate juice, but I don't own a juicer - can I juice them without one, and how?

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    1. Here is a link to a video showing you how to de seed a pomegranate in less than a minute, using a wooden spoon. I haven't yet tried it but do tell if it works for you:

      Re what to do with it, once you have the seeds out, you can scatter them in salads and soups, desserts, maybe on yogurt,

      I don't know about juicing though.

      You could also give away a few to others who like pomegranates

        1. I love fresh pomegranate seeds so I consider them worth the effort and I'm very jealous of your treasure. One of my very favorite recipes is by Melissa Clark from 'Cook This Now' for 'Cumin Seed Roasted Cauliflower with Salted Yogurt, Mint, and Pomegranate Seeds; It was reproduced on Serious Eats Hopefully it might change your husband's mind - everyone I have served it to has loved it.

          1. I'd make chocolate-pomegranate-ginger bark:


            Very jealous too!