There is no specific recipe today, just some ideas on how to enjoy Pomegranates which are in season now (from November to February). One of the oldest of fruits, the pomegranate has been noted in ancient writings as a symbol of abundance, health and fertility, and rightfully so. Pomegranates are not only delicious and sweet, but they are packed with powerful antioxidents and have numerous health benefits. The seeds are sweet and juicy kernels that can make a huge mess when trying to de-seed them, which you will understand if you have ever tried to do so.
The most common way to de-seed a pomegranate, is to cut it in half:
and hold under water in a bowl breaking the membrane away from the seeds or kernels, letting them fall to the bottom of the bowl. Once the seeds are removed from flesh, let the water settle for a minute or two
Next, skim the membrane off the top of the water, and drain the water from the seeds. You will end up with a wonderful bowl of sweet and healthy pomegranate seeds that can be stored in the fridge for several days.
A few of my favorite ways to enjoy pomegranates is to mix them in with Greek yogurt like this:
sprinkle them over a salad of field greens:
or dipped in melted dark chocolate for a delicious sweet treat!