Pomegranates can add exotic and delicious flavor to dishes and drinks; however, merely removing the seeds can be time consuming and frustrating – not to mention juicing them! But with these simple tricks, you’ll be able to separate the seeds from the pith and have clear, pure pomegranate juice in no time – perfect to use in cocktails and vinaigrettes!
Hello. Welcome to Tundra Restaurant Supply. I’m Chris Tavano and today we’re going to have another episode of Kitchen Tricks. In today’s episode, we’re going to focus on deseeding and juicing a pomegranate.
First, we’re going to cut the pomegranate right in half. Then the biggest thing from here, the easiest way to do it, is to get a mixing bowl full of a little bit of water and then just start banging the back of the pomegranate. Right here, we just got a muddler that we’re going to use here in a minute to actually juice all theses seeds. This is just the easiest way to extract the seeds.
Now, you can see you got most of the seeds out without breaking out as much of the pith. The biggest reason why we put it in a bowl of water is that way you can wash off all over that extra pith before we put it into a bar shaker and start juicing that. What we’re going to do is just actually remove the water from the pomegranates. Again, that was just to rinse off some more of that pith.
Then from there, we’re actually going to put the actual seeds in our bar shaker by American Metalcraft. Here we got American Metalcraft 16 ounce bar shaker and an eight and a half inch muddler that we used to deseed the pomegranate. From there, you just start muddling away.
Yes, deseeding and actually juicing a pomegranate is a pretty tedious process for how much juice it’s going to yield. Again, these are great for fresh bar drinks, fresh vinaigrettes or fish sauces. Anything that you want that fresh pomegranate flavor that is so keen to the season of the fall, this is a great way to do it. After you’re done muddling, you can go ahead and take your juice with all the pith seeds and whatnot. You’re going to want to strain it one last time.
You’re going to get a lot of pulp in there for sure. A nice thing about having your Polarware five and a half-inch strainer here is that you can go through and mash this through one last time. Right there, one pomegranate will yield about half a cup of fresh pomegranate juice.
I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant Supply. Here’s to a better mise en place!