I am testing you Martha Stewart. I saw you do this on your show today and happened to have a pomegranate sitting on my counter so I got up and tried it myself. Conclusion: Martha is a genius (well supposedly she learned this from an Indian man so he's the real genius...his name unknown). So now I must share this great trick:
HOW TO REMOVE SEEDS FROM A POMEGRANATE
(seriously you will never retrieve seeds another way again)
Score the peel, meaning slightly cut the surface of the pomegranate into quarters. Then stick the knife in slight at the top to help start to split the pomegranate open.
Pull the two halves apart with both hands. Do not cut open with knife.
Do it over a bowl to catch any loose seeds. Now you have two halves.
Repeat again with the halves. Pull apart so you have 4 quarters.
Now, take one quarter in your hand and grab a wooden spoon, hold over a bowl and smack the pomegranate pretty firmly and the seeds should just start falling into the bowl. Don't be scared, hit it.
You shouldn't have to use your hands to pick out the seeds. Just smack until all of them just fall out, like magic ;)
Now you should have a bowl full of seeds and four cavernous pomegranate quarters.
I hope you thought it was as easy as I did, this definitely beats picking all the seeds out by hand.
YAH for a bowl of seeds to snack...YUM, just look at that juicy capsule.