I confess, I’m an occasional impulse-buyer. I try not to be, but on rare occasions, I’ve been lured into buying a specialty kitchen tool or two at Bed Bath and Beyond, Williams-Sonoma or Sur La Table. (By the way, I’m STILL trying to find the mantimatic, so if any of you can offer me a purchasing source in the USA, I would be forever grateful!)
As Doug and I entered The Fresh Market recently, we were greeted by a beautiful display of bright, plump pomegranates. Perched next to the fruit was a stack of green plastic things called the ‘60-Second Pomegranate De-seeder’. The cost – $3.99. In the cart it went, along with one of those fabulous-looking pomegranates.
(FYI: I noticed Amazon.com is offering the same de-seeder for $11.99, so $3.99 is a real bargain!)
The makers of the de-seeder provide ordering information as well as a how-to video on their website. It’s no surprise that there are already a number of independent online videos showing the de-seeding technique. Check it out- It’s a bit messy (wear an apron or an old shirt), but, it’s easy and so much fun!
Follow these simple steps:
- Wash the pomegranate
- Trim away the small crown
- Cut the pomegranate in half
- Make 4 to 5 slits around the pomegranate
- Place the deseeder on a large plate
- Place the pomegranate, cut-side down, onto the deseeder
- Using the back of a large spoon, give the fruit several good smacks to dislodge the seeds onto the plate
- Separate and discard any pieces of membrane from the seeds