Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Pomegranates, fruits shaped like large oranges, have leathery red skin concealing hundreds of ruby red seeds resembling small corn kernels. The juicy, sweet seeds are eaten on their own, used as a garnish, or squeezed to yield a juice.

To seed a pomegranate:
Trim away the blossom end. Make a few shallow slashes in the skin. Soak the fruit in cold water for 5 minutes. With the fruit submerged, break it apart with your hands, separating the seeds from the membranes. The seeds will sink; drain and gently dry with paper towels.