FROM THE TEST KITCHEN
Which technique works best? It all depends on your pomegranate personality.
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JUST WANT TO GET IT DONE
If you’re after the fastest method (not to mention a great way to relieve stress), cut the pomegranate in half crosswise. Then hold one of the halves over a large bowl, seeds-side down, and give the half a good whack with a wooden spoon. The seeds will fall through your fingers into the bowl. Repeat with the other half.
TOTAL TIME: 1 minute (plus cleanup!)
DON’T WANT TO MAKE A MESS
Are you the tidy type? Use a paring knife to score the pomegranate’s skin, then submerge the pomegranate in a large bowl of cold water. Holding the pomegranate under the water, pull it apart and loosen the seeds with your fingers. The seeds will sink to the bottom, and the pulp will float to the top. Just skim the stuff on the surface, then drain the seeds in a colander.
TOTAL TIME: 2 minutes (no cleanup!)