April 10, 2013

How to Deseed a Pomegranate Quickly - in Just 1 Minute. No Kidding!

Want to know the fastest way to deseed a pomegranate without getting the juice everywhere?  Just follow the images to see how to get the seeds out of a pomegranate quickly.  I was able to do it in just one minute!

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Over the holidays I found myself sitting at quite possibly the most popular kitchen table in all of San Diego.  It belongs to a friend of mine who is known for her impromptu get togethers.  All of which happen in the most important room of the house, the kitchen.



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She's also known for the continuous flow of mixed drinks that are lovingly prepared with all kinds of fresh juices and fun garnishes like spiked slices of watermelon.

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So there we were, sitting around the table chatting and she was pulling out the seeds from a pomegranate for a pom-tini and mentioned that a friend had told her all she needed was a wooden spoon to get the seeds out.  Huh?  My recollections of pomegranate eating all involved hours of pulling seeds just a few at a time and red stained fingers.

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So of course I googled it.  And sure enough there was a link to a YouTube video, but it was a bit long winded for my taste. I like my videos extra short and to the point.

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Plus, they actually said to cut the pomegranate in half which if you're looking at these images you would see is a big NO NO.  You'll have red juice all over your kitchen.

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So while I was making this super yummy Kale salad with pomegranate seeds and baked goat cheese I decided to show you this little trick just in case you hadn't heard of it before!
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