There is nothing better than fresh local in season fruit, I look forward to the pomegranate season every year. These little beauties are pretty expensive off season, but I was able to pick up some for 99 cents each this week. Most people avoid buying pomegranates because they are unsure of how to de-seed them without making a huge red stained mess. Once you learn this skill, you will be popping these tart seeds into your mouth all season.
Start off with cutting an X into the top, wiggle the knife a little to loosen it a little.
Using your hand crack open the fruit pulling each quarter away from the others.
I like to pop the seeds out in a bowl of room temp water since the seeds sink and the rinds float. I also find this help me from making a huge mess, since when I am in the kitchen its normally a tornado of a mess.
Pomegranates are considered one of the super foods, but I love them for their simple fresh taste. One of my 2010 goals was to eat more fruits and veggies, I think I will need to keep veggies as a 2011 goal!!!
I think a bottle of wine would go perfect with tonight snack.
Happy Snacking, and Happy Monday!!