Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tip of the day- The Pomegranate

The Pomegranate

“They are messy, impossible to eat with dignity. So much work for a few seeds.”

“But is it not the effort that makes them that much sweeter?”

-Prince of Persia: The Two thrones

A written tip to follow yesterday’s show on That Morning Show. I showed the viewing audience visually how to get pomegranate seeds out of its hard exterior shell. Though it may seem challenging it is worth it, and by buying it whole you can save a lot of money! The deliciously tart yet vibrant red seeds are what make the pomegranate so delectable. Though they look unusual and may take some getting use to, they are extremely edible.

  1. Take the pomegranate and cut them into quarters.
  2. Once cut, place the four individual pieces back together into a small bowl.
  3. Next put the pomegranate inside of two bowls (place a larger bowl over the small bowl) to prevent juices from flying all over your kitchen.
  4. Shake vigorously for a few moments to rattle the seeds, this makes the seeds loosen within the core of the fruit.
  5. Remove the seeds from the bottom, and continue steps three and four until you have gotten all of the seeds.
  6. Remove the larger bowl and you’ll have that delectably pungent flavor without the mess.