Step one: buy a pomegranate. You want to choose one that seems heavy for its size compared to the others (this means there will be more juicy goodness inside!). Don't worry about what the outside looks like, it's irrelevant.
Step two: cut the crown off & score the pomegranate vertically.
Step three: submerge the pomegranate in water and soak it for five minutes.
Step four: simply pull the sections apart. Peel the rind off & separate the clumps of arils until you don't have any chunks of albedo left. Bits of membrane hanging around in the bowl is okay though, because now you're going to add water to your bowl. And those bits of membrane? They float to the top! How awesome is that! Just skim them off, drain the water & eat your juicy little arils up!
Part of our Christmas dinner menu this year includes an Arugula & Pomegranate salad, which I will share with you shortly!