I enjoy my poke sald with jalapenos, fatback boiled and fried, using the grease to fry my polk salad. Bring the leaves to a boil in a large pot, allow to cook for about 15 minutes. For a “lunchroom tuna salad” poke, make half the amount of dressing and add 1 heaping tablespoon Kewpie mayonnaise and 1 heaping teaspoon sweet pickle relish, both mixed-in; … Poke salad comes from the pokeberry plant and has been being eated in the south since the early colonial period. Drain and rinse with cold tepid water. Lightly toss together. Cut the ahi into 3/4-inch cubes and put in a large mixing bowl. Drain the water from the pot and refill the pot with fresh water. Bring the pot to a boil again and … Pick and wash poke salad, bring to a rapid boil for 20 minutes. How to make poke sallet (poke “salad”) Start two pots of water on the stove (covered), one the size to fit the poke that you have harvested, one at least 3 times this size; Coarsely chop poke shoots; When water has come to a boil in the small pot, and is close to or is boiling in the big pot, ad d poke to small pot. Bring to a rapid boil, starting with cold water, for a second boil for 20 minutes. My family has been preparing and eating polk salad since the 1800's and the recipe has been passed down from then. Add the nuts, sesame oil, soy sauce, chili flakes and salt to taste.