THE best way to get to those pomegranate arils....
- linguafood Jan 20, 2014 01:37 PM
and you may yell at me if this has already been posted:
Just thought I'd share, because I've been OD'ing on pomegranates ever since -- in fact, I keep a big mason jar full of them in the fridge these days to add to yogurt or salads or whatever floats yer personal floating device.
Go get yerself some, season's almost over....
PS: Helps that the dude is easy on the eyes, too :-)
We have a local grocery store with a juice bar near the entrance. There's always somebody seeding pomegranates behind the counter using this method. They don't cut across the equator, though, more of a pole-to-pole cut.
I still like the water in the bowl method. If I was taller, steadier or didn't have a WHITE on white kitchen I might use the spank method for one at a time. I don't enjoy cold fruit so I open and clean what I use at a time.
I fill a large bowl with cold water. I cut the pomms in half. Float them all in the bowl. One by one, I open the pomm halves under the water and out pops the seeds while the pith floats to the surface. I throw out the shell, scoop out the pith with my hands and drain the water through a sieve where low and behold the hundreds of arils remain. 10 mins. tops.
The cutie in the video still had to do most of the steps I am, just out of water.
We are addicted to poms in our house. We never used the water method, instead just cut them into quarters and pulled out the seeds. It never made me eat them any less, but this is un-friggin-believable! I don't understand how I never saw/heard of this before.
Thank you lingua! I have about 10 of them sitting in my kitchen and I just tried it out on one - and got all the seeds out in less that a minute! So cool.