How to Peel a Pomegranate
If you read the Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup post, you might remember that I garnished the soup with pomegranate seeds; certainly optional. However, it was brought to my attention that some of you have never opened a pomegranate. So, I thought I would share a tip for easy removal of those tiny, tasty seeds.
Fill a large bowl full of cool water. Score the tough outside peel with the blade of a pairing knife. Pull apart the peel to expose the inside chambers. Place the opened pomegranate in the bowl and separate the seeds from the pulp and internal membranes. Oh, get your kids involved. Their tiny fingers are perfect for picking out the seeds. Just remember to put on an old shirt or apron because pomegranate juice stains. As you seperate the seeds you will notice that the pulp floats and the seeds sink. Simply remove the floating pulp and drain the water from the seeds. How easy is that?