You would think getting a kid to eat this crazy fruit would have been a challenge. They are weird looking (if not scary) and yet, I adored them. As an adult, loving them has been a little tougher. Mostly because they become a logistical nightmare when harvesting those ruby seeds filled with their fabulous elixir.
I have tried all sorts of technique for de-seeding pomegranates, including Martha Stewart’s wooden spoon method. Sadly, I am so un-coordinated that I end up smacking myself more than the spoon. Don’t believe me? I splashed hot oil all of my right wrist last night and gave myself a first degree burn!
I start off opening the pomegranate like Martha, cutting slits along the top and inserting a knife inside so it breaks in half…
… I painstakingly remove the seeds into a bowl with my fingers. Then I fill the bowl with water and try and remove the white fleshy bits from the seeds. I do not do this often, this is a treat for us especially when they are $3.50 each at my grocery store.
My question to you is, what do you do with these little seeds when it comes to recipes? Can you bake with them? Do you just nibble on them individually? I would love to hear your ideas! I personally love to put them in my strawberry spinach salad in the winter. I replace the strawberries with these little jewels, making that salad all the more special.
I would love to hear your ideas! These are so good for you and I would love to utilize them more than I do.