Do you get sucked into those videos on Facebook? You know, the little short ones that have the time-lapsed recipes, the heart-warming puppy adoption stories, or where people do incredible things?
The Facebook video that left me in awe was of a man peeling a pomegranate to get to the arils (the “seeds”) inside. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, he was peeling a pomegranate.
It left me completely baffled… so I knew I had to try it out.
And it worked!
When I normally crack open a pomegranate, it looks like a pomegranate bomb went off in my kitchen. Juice and arils are all over the cabinets, floor, and the nice outfit I’m wearing. (did you know that pomegranate juice stains?)
This method, though, is brilliant. It’s minimal mess and so easy to do!
Here’s how you cut a pomegranate!
It starts with a pomegranate.
Choose a deep red fruit that is firm, but yields slightly to your touch.
Using a paring knife, cut a cone around the “flower” end of the pomegranate and pop it out. It should just be white pithy stuff with no arils in it.
Then score the pomegranate by cutting shallow slices down the ridges of the fruit – be careful and avoiding cutting too deep!
Now that the fruit is scored, gently pull the sections away from each other – the pomegranate will open like a flower!
Super simple and so mess-free. Now everyone can grab a section and pick off the arils easily.
This is probably my new party trick for the holidays!
So, now that I can cut pomegranates like a champ, what should I make with them?
Your pomegranate obsessed friend,