Friday, October 25, 2013

Enjoying Pomegranates with Less Mess

This time of year pomegranates make their annual appearance in produce aisles, and despite being beautiful, delicious, and nutritious, many shoppers avoid them because they simply don’t know how to work with the colorful, but mysterious fruit. This video shows a great method for harvesting all those juicy seeds without any mess. By the way, the individual kernels are water-proof, so don't worry about them losing any flavor in the bowl. Enjoy!

9 comments:

Weibaby said...

HiChef John, I am one of the people who rarely buy pomegranate because it's too annoying to deal with. This video opened my eyes and I will start eating this sexy fruit more frequently. By the way, in purpose to proceed this video, could you make a recipe video by using fresh pomegranate seeds? I mean, not the juice. :)

Jack said...

I used the bowl of water method for years until I saw
the wooden spoon method.

(you can cut to the chase by fast forwarding to the 2:30 mark)

It's worth checking out.

Gerry Graham said...

Thanks for posting this one. Until now, I wasn't sure which part you were supposed to eat. The seeds look hard and inedible. Thanks for enlightening me!

Monica said...

They always seem a waste of time. What do you use them for besides just toppings

Chef John said...

That's it, or just eat straight!

Erica Beache said...

Chef John, you have perfect timing! Today, for the first time, I using pomegranate and I had no idea how to do it and that it was going to be difficult. Thank you.

Vincent said...

A nearby Turkish fruit/vegetable market usually carries them. Last year some of them were absolutely huge. Like, coming up on 10 lbs big.

Silence.est.harmony said...

haha, insane in the membrane :)

Debbie S, said...

I just made over 40 jars of Pomegranate/Jalapeno jelly with these sweet little gems. I found it was much easier to cut just the end and score down the membranes and it was much easier to thumb down the pom. They are good just to eat plain! They are great on top of a salad. I have made a syrup and sprinkled on a vanilla bean ice cream. Good stuff!!