There is a way of cutting open a pomegranate without your kitchen and clothes looking like a murder scene.
It’s actually really easy and doesn’t involve bowls of water special knives or anything like that, just a basic paring knife and a cutting board
The inside of a pomegranate is divided into a lot of little sections of seeds. Think of it sort of like the wedges of an orange. The trick to not making a mess is to lightly cut along the natural edges of those sections so that you aren’t slicing open the juicy seeds. The edges will create raised bumps on the outside of the fruit. I outlined them for you on this one.
Then lightly cut the edges, just enough to get through the thick outer layer.
Once you get a few sections scored, you can pretty easily pull them away from the rest of the fruit.
Please note how little juice is on the cutting board. That’s magic. Magic and less clean up/laundry.
I love pomegranate. My Dad brought it home when I was a little kid one day being like “let’s try this weird fruit I found at the grocery store” (he spends a disproportionate amount of time in the produce section), and I’ve been hooked ever since. My favorite is to eat is plain, but this recipe is also super good.