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Category : Plants & Vegetables       Region : Southeast ~ Prairie       Rating : 1
Cattail/Poke Salad Stir Fry

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Just a Bellagona (Navajo for honkie) from Nebraska

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Dennis Burke ... who learned this from years of being single and putting stuff together

Type of Dish : Contemporary & Traditional

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Ingredients

  • Some pine nuts if available
  • Oil of choice
  • Some wild onions to taste
  • Crushed red chili to taste
  • Handful of very young poke salad
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • Handful of young cattails
  • Sprig of wild dill weed
  • Any available meat/fish chunked
  • Marble sized piece of ginger root

Directions

Pull cattails straight up and leaves roots in place, peel back to pure white flesh, cut up in about 1-2 inches sections

Wash poke salad stems and leaves well, blanche in boiling water then cold water then drain and set aside

Chop wild onion stems up about 1/4-1/2 in long

Shell and leave pine nuts whole

Tear up dill weed into small but recognizable pieces

Chunk up meat into bite size pies

Put about 3 tbs. Oil in hot skillet and add ginger and crushed red chili, then stir fry everything together (if you are using fish, leave until rest is nearly done so it doesn't fall apart)

Salt/pepper to taste, some soy sauce is nice if you like it

Serve with rice

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