What do I do with a fresh pomegranate?

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Remy (x Jeremy), Monday, 15 November 2004 05:48 (eighteen years ago) link

I"m rather uninventive. I love pomegranete seasson for the sheer pleasure of opening one up and picking all the lovely jewels of juice and flesh out bit by bit. I get juice on my face, on my hands and it runs down my elbows sometimes. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

Rabin the Cat (Rabin the Cat), Monday, 15 November 2004 05:57 (eighteen years ago) link

hott.

another idea

Kenan (kenan), Monday, 15 November 2004 05:59 (eighteen years ago) link

Add it to guacamole. Apparently. I saw a recipe for guacamole that included pomegranate seeds. It generally improves everything it touches.

Casuistry (Chris P), Monday, 15 November 2004 06:50 (eighteen years ago) link

I once made something very similar to this http://www.cyber-kitchen.com/rfcj/FISH/Georgian_Poached_Fish_wPomegranate_Sauce_-_pareve.html and it was amazing!

Vicky (Vicky), Monday, 15 November 2004 08:43 (eighteen years ago) link

Make fesenjan (duck with pomegranate and walnuts).

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Monday, 15 November 2004 10:51 (eighteen years ago) link

Would roasting a pomegranate do any good?

Casuistry (Chris P), Monday, 15 November 2004 12:51 (eighteen years ago) link

Also: Top a lemon tart with pomegranate.

Casuistry (Chris P), Monday, 15 November 2004 12:52 (eighteen years ago) link

I usually just eat it plain.

This month's Gourmet magazine has a Thanksgiving recipe for pomegranate glazed turkey. It sounds really good...

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Monday, 15 November 2004 13:41 (eighteen years ago) link

It did! I was thinking of trying it out this Thanksgiving.

I probably like eating a pomegranate plain the best. It is one of my favorite things.

Leon the Fratboy (Ex Leon), Monday, 15 November 2004 15:49 (eighteen years ago) link

my corner shop has pomegranates AS BIG AS MY HEAD!! i don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing though...

...i'd estimate that it's 10 years since i had a pomegranate...

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 16:52 (eighteen years ago) link

Today's Joy of Cooking page-a-day calender is about the pomegranate...

Juicing a Pomegranate for Juice or Syrups

Rinse the fruits and firmly roll them around on something hard until they have softened somewhat; this helps release the juice inside. Slice the fruit into quarters over a bowl, remove and discard the rind, then pull out the seeds. Wrap the seeds a handful at a tile in a damp cloth and squeeze hard into a bowl. Squeeze out every drop.

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Thursday, 18 November 2004 13:07 (eighteen years ago) link

"a handfull at a time.." (not tile)

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Thursday, 18 November 2004 13:08 (eighteen years ago) link

I took a pomegranate and rolled, sliced juiced, and twisted in cheescloth. I ended up with 1.5c of juice, which I reduced to about .5 in a nice saucepan. I added 1/3c. cream, a dribble of honey, and a dash of salt. It's a perfect, perfect, perfect sauce. And gorgeous. Tomorrow I will serve it to myself with braised rosemary lamb!

Remy (x Jeremy), Saturday, 20 November 2004 07:35 (eighteen years ago) link

Mmmmmmm!

Orbit (Orbit), Saturday, 20 November 2004 17:10 (eighteen years ago) link

Jeremy, you are a genius.

Ian John50n (orion), Saturday, 20 November 2004 18:33 (eighteen years ago) link

This. is. just. to. say. my. roommate. put. it. on. his. pancakes. thinking. it. was. a. new. syrup.

Remy (x Jeremy), Monday, 22 November 2004 01:03 (eighteen years ago) link

That sounds potentially good. Nevertheless you should poison the next batch.

Paul Eater (eater), Monday, 22 November 2004 01:56 (eighteen years ago) link

For the next batch: roll, slice, juice and twist in a section of his intestines.

I Am Curious (George) (Rock Hardy), Monday, 22 November 2004 02:53 (eighteen years ago) link

j4y pudding?

Remy (x Jeremy), Monday, 22 November 2004 06:25 (eighteen years ago) link

Did he eat it all? ... Do you want me to "take care" of him? [taking sniper rifle out of closet...]

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Monday, 22 November 2004 12:12 (eighteen years ago) link

Hah, i had a little of it today on some leftover chilled salmon from the fridge. All that effort, though, for about two tablespoons.

Remy (x Jeremy), Monday, 22 November 2004 23:16 (eighteen years ago) link

five months pass...
The way I was talk to 'juice' a pomegranate as a kid was to use the rolling technique described above, but rather than just softening it up, the aim was to gently pulp all the seeds without breaking the skin. When it gets nice and soft, you carefully bite into the side of it, and get a mouthful of juice. It's an incredible sensation. You start to understand what it is that vampires see in necks, if you will forgive an icky comparison. Do be careful as breaking the skin is utterly disastrous. Don't wear white, obvs.

Pomegranate seeds can also be added to a green salad for color and crunch. I like to make a salad with finely chopped romaine or other sturdy lettuce, pippin apples, avocado, mint, and pomegranate, and serve with a raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette.

Hemoglobin Hummingbird (HemoHum), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:56 (seventeen years ago) link

Taught rather than 'talk' -- oops.

Hemoglobin Hummingbird (HemoHum), Monday, 2 May 2005 21:32 (seventeen years ago) link

seventeen years pass...

Anyone have preferred ways of getting the seeds out that doesn’t take forever? I tried the Jacques Pepin way where you slice and open it like a flower and then whack it upside down to knock the seeds out, but I find that I don’t want all that juice splatter.

Rabbity Gainsborough (Leee), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 03:53 (two weeks ago) link

throw it in the garbage (compost) and just buy raspberries next time

slai gorgeous-alexander (m bison), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 04:38 (two weeks ago) link

I do love razzies but they don't last anywhere near as long as poms.

Rabbity Gainsborough (Leee), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 04:49 (two weeks ago) link

Depending on the climate you can save some of the seeds. I got sprouts but no real growth here in Galway. I think a warmer climate can get spectacular size of growth. Was looking at it online a few years ago. But Mangos grow from discarded seeds at the side of roads in tropical climes didn't get anything planting one here though I think you can get small mango trees in garden centres just don't expect fruit

Stevolende, Wednesday, 23 November 2022 05:49 (two weeks ago) link

If you eat it you have to live with Pluto

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

I tried the Jacques Pepin way where you slice and open it like a flower and then whack it upside down to knock the seeds out, but I find that I don’t want all that juice splatter.

slice and open it like a flower and then submerge each section in a bowl of water when you remove the seeds. that way there's no mess and the membrane floats to the top so you don't have to be fussy.

"H to the Izzo" means "I love you" (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 16:36 (two weeks ago) link

submerge each section in a bowl of water when you remove the seeds

Using the whack method or are you removing them by hand at this point?

Rabbity Gainsborough (Leee), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 18:30 (two weeks ago) link

by hand, you could give it a whack if you like but i fear the resulting splash might defeat the purpose.

you can determine the difficulty level of a fruit or vegetable acc how many onomatopoeias are associated with its preparation.

"H to the Izzo" means "I love you" (Deflatormouse), Thursday, 24 November 2022 01:14 (one week ago) link

also is there a special kind of pomegranate paddle you can use for "the whack method" because if not there should be

"H to the Izzo" means "I love you" (Deflatormouse), Thursday, 24 November 2022 01:16 (one week ago) link

I'd just been using a big wooden spoon.

Rabbity Gainsborough (Leee), Thursday, 24 November 2022 01:25 (one week ago) link

Make fesenjan (duck with pomegranate and walnuts).
― aldo_cowpat

this is made with pomegranate juice (from a bottle) not the fruit (and with chicken, unless you are at a fancy restaurant for westernized nouveau cuisine)

we break these open with our hands and scoop the seeds into a bowl with a spoon. then you sprinkle the pile of seeds with salt (maybe a tablespoon for a cereal bowl worth). then you eat it with a spoon

contrary to what ppl hawking their cookbook will tell you, i don’t think there’s any particular trick to scooping it out cleanly. just practice, like any other skill

the late great, Thursday, 24 November 2022 02:29 (one week ago) link

the bowl of water trick will definitely keep the juice off your shirt while you figure it out, though!

the late great, Thursday, 24 November 2022 02:30 (one week ago) link


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