Have you ever tried to extract the juicy red seeds from a pomegranate? It's not so easy. Cutting into a pomegranate and trying to pick out the seeds one by one is a pain, not too mention a waste of time. Then, once you've managed to pluck out every last seed, you wind up with stain drenched hands and pomegranate juice all over the kitchen counter. Not exactly my idea of fun.
Luckily, Jamie Oliver has offered up his culinary expertise to tackle the issue of de-seeding the pomegranate.
Relying on a wooden spoon to do all the "spanking" - his words, not mine - you can get out all the seeds in just a few seconds. And better yet, you don't have pomegranate seeds flying all over the kitchen.
After seeing how easy it is to extract the seeds, one can't help but feel a tad ridiculous trying to pluck them out one by one. Especially since the spanking method took all but a few seconds.
And squeezing out every last drop of juice? Brilliant.
Mexican Pomegranate Mimosa
Looks like a cocktail is in order, and I've got just the right one - Mexican Pomegranate Mimosa by Wicked Spatula.
Now that is a refreshing use for pomegranates.