Tis The Season For Pomegranates
25 December 20, 2012
I know what you are thinking. Why doesn’t Snack Girl feature more paintings from the Italian Renaissance?
I found this detail of Madonna of the Pomegranate by Botticelli painted in 1487 on Wikipedia and I decided that if I posted such a beautiful work, you would all go out and buy a pomegranate.
How can you resist? What if I suggested that you throw a few pomegranate seeds in that bubbly you will be consuming on New Year’s Eve? Convinced?
Pomegranates are in season from October through February and will last in your fridge for three to four weeks unopened. Once you seed them, you should eat them within two to three days or you can freeze the seeds for later consumption.
The key is knowing how to seed them. For that I am going to turn to a friend of mine, Chef John. He is great at explaining basic cooking techniques on his site Food Wishes. Here is a very clear and fun video on seeding pomegranates:
You may have to endure a short advertisement, but it is completely worth it because it IS that easy to seed a pomegranate.
What to do with the seeds?
- Eat them as a snack (with or without beer as Chef John suggests)
- Toss them on a salad
- Garnish a soup
- Add them to bubbly (oh, I already mentioned that)
They are packed with nutrients, yummy, and festive. How can you lose?
What do you do with pomegranates? Please share.
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