Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Get them now!

pomegranates

Just a reminder - buy pomegranates while they're still in season. These particular ones were huge, about the size of a cantaloupe rather than the normal size. And delicious! I de-seeded both of them and kept the seeds in a container in the fridge, and snacked on them for at least a week. I can't wait to get more though - they're so tasty! (And, an excellent source for anti-oxidants, too.)

And a handy tip for de-seeding, unless you want pink juice all over yourself and your kitchen: do it underwater. Get a bowl with cold water, divide the fruit into four segments, and gently break apart under water. The seeds will sink, the membranes will float. Very handy!

9 comments:

Anna said...

Oh yeah, that is a really good tip. Thanks!

Liv said...

I haven't found any good ones i Malmö this year, it's a bit dissapointing since I love pomegranades, but i'll just have to keep looking i guess.

CJ said...

Vet du om de går att frysa?
Jag har fryst massor av kärnor som blev över efter min fetaoströra men har ingen aning om de kommer gå att använda sedan, vet du?

Anne said...

CJ - det vet jag tyvärr inte. Det borde väl fungera skapligt men risken är att de fryser sönder och därmed blir vattniga när du tinar.

Örjan said...

Under Water??
My suggestion.
Cut through the skin by "the equator". Tear apart in two halves.
Take one half put in plastic bag.
Bang on the skin with a wooden spoon (or similar) until all the seeds fall out.

Nikki said...

Oh, I just bought one of these big suckers at ICA yesterday! So thanks for the tip on deseeding, since I've never tried it before.

Naemi said...

Stora granatäpplen finns annars i Istanbul - dessa var som apelsiner i storlek, eller större!
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a380/Naems/Istanbul/DSCN1017.jpg

Alexx said...

Someone gave me this deseeding tip recently and it saves so much time! Such delicious fruit too :)

Örjan said...

This is my way, with or witout a plastic bag.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTTK2fBK244&NR=1