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How to Cut a Pomegranate - A Quick and Easy Technique
I love pomegranates, but never bought them because I didn't know what to do with them once I took them home. Anytime I thought about grabbing a few at the grocery store, I had visions of splattered red pomegranate juice all over me, my kitchen, and anyone curious enough to wander close enough. A comical, but not ideal scenario.
I just recently learned a great way to cut open pomegranates without splattering the juice, that lets you separate the seeds from the flesh of the fruit easily. Cleanup is pretty simple too. Who doesn't love that?
1. Lightly run a knife all the way around the fruit, cutting just deep enough to cut through the skin. Then, make a second cut the same way, so that the pomegranate is scored into 4 sections. The fruit should still be intact at this point.
2. Fill up your sink with cold water. The water should be deep enough so that the fruit can be submerged completely. Drop the pomegranate into the cold water, and break it apart underwater into the four sections. Keeping the fruit underwater eliminates juice splatter.
3. Keeping the fruit underwater, start separating the seeds from the four fruit sections. The seeds will sink to the bottom of your... sink... and the fruit flesh will float up to the top!
4. Scoop out the fruit flesh floating on the water, and scoop up the seeds from the bottom of the sink.
5. Gobble up the pomegranate seeds!
Congratulations... you are now master of the pomegranate. Feel free to brag about your superior culinary skills. I know I'll be eating way more pomegranates in the future...
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