Monday, November 21, 2011

Tricky Little Ruby Jewels

I have never purchased a pomegranate before, as I was downright scared of how one was supposed to get the tricky little jewels out. Someone told me to pare it and then twist it open. Nope. Didn't work. So then I turned to the trusty internet and found this brilliant instruction. No peeling or twisting, just chop in half, submerge under water and break apart membranes from seeds.  Brilliant!

And oh, they are so good. Already eaten plain, drizzled with chocolate, on a salad, and atop yogurt with granola. How do you like to eat them?

**Super fun task to do with kids. Just don't be a dodo head like me and forget the aprons. My sweater is currently soaking in oxyclean.

7 comments:

  1. On a bed of mixed greens with feta cheese, pumpkin seeds, and a balsamic vinaigrette. Simply splendid!

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  2. Oh, yum!! That sounds like perfection! And what a good salad to bring when invited over to dinner. Festive!

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  3. We tried our first pomegranate a few weeks ago. I could've used your link... the whole ordeal was quite tricky and messy.

    We enjoyed ours plain one afternoon after school. Honestly, I wasn't a huge fan; the flavor was delicious but the seediness I didn't like (the same way I don't care for blackberry seeds...). Sprinkled in a salad might work for my picky palate; I'll have to try that.

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  4. almost always on a salad! and I do NOT enjoy getting the pips out, but they're so delicious that I persevere.

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  5. I have been paying a LOT to buy the seeds all picked out at Trader Joe's so last week I decided to buy a whole one too! It was a mess!! Thanks for the hot tip!!!

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  6. My kids love them, too- totally messy but fun. They like to pick them out themselves. Jacob was a disaster!

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  7. Jamie Oliver has a super salad onto which he scatters pomegranate jewels - looks fabulous!!

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