This is a different sort of post but I thought it might be fun to start sharing some top tips with you.
I love pomegranates. They are incredibly delicious, and also very nutritious. The seeds are amazing sprinkled on cakes, added to fruit salads or scattered over salads. They add a burst of colour and flavour and I just love them. What I don’t love, is getting the seeds out. But that’s all changed now I have a new and improved technique which I know you are going to love as well.
The thought of having to go to the bother of getting the seeds out used to be enough to put me off eating them all together. Or I used to resort to buying the little pots of pomegranate seeds from the supermarket which are shockingly expensive.
I thought I had solved my problem when I heard Nigella telling me to simply bash the pomegranate hard with a wooden spoon. That, I thought is something I can do. But whilst it was good for getting out some pent up aggression, I have to be honest and admit that this did nothing for me, other than turning my kitchen into the set of a very amateur horror movie.
It’s just so hard to get the seeds separated from the white pith. The seeds are delicious. The pith is not.
But this constant battling with pomegranates was the old me. The new, 2015 me knows how to deseed a pomegranate. And now I’m going to show you. Buckle up. This could get bumpy.
Right, first select your pomegranate. Look at him lovingly.
Throw him in the air
Then, stop larking around and slice the pomegranate in half.
Then cut each half in half. So you end up with quarters…
Then simply pop all the quarters into a bowl of water
Then get your hands in and start pulling the seeds out of their skin. This is about a gabillion times easier doing it in the water. And there is no mess. Hurrah!
Once you’ve done that, the seeds will sink to the bottom and the skin and annoying white pith will float to the top. You can then easily scoop off all the gubbins off the top, conveniently leaving you with the yummy seeds at the bottom of the bowl
Pour through a sieve to get rid of the water…
Leaving you with the glistening gorgeous seeds…
Perfect for sprinkling on just about anything.
Easy, peasy, lemon squeezey!
I hope you found that helpful, do feel free to leave a comment if there is anything you want me to show you how to do! x