If you have been inside a cannabis store, chances are you have seen countless other cannabis-infused products and a wide selection of edibles that are ready for consumption. These edibles are perfectly made food products that are infused with cannabis to both heighten the experience and deepen the flavor. Many of these edibles are made with sugar-sweet ingredients, but do you know that you can still make your dish using cannabis recipes and enjoy all the glory of eating and getting high at the same time?
This article will provide you a complete list of must-try cannabis recipes.
Preparation Work For The Ingredients
Before we get ahead of ourselves, we will need to discuss the importance of decarboxylation in cannabis. Decarboxylation is the process of exposing your cannabis buds with heat. This is to activate the dormant compounds by transforming the acids into an absorbable substance. Once ready, the cannabis buds are activated and ready to be consumed.
There are also a few key ingredients that you need to prepare to make the dishes that you need.
Cannaoil is one of the simplest cannabis-infused products that can be made inside your kitchen. Simply mix your favorite strain with oil in a saucepan and heat until it is thoroughly infused. Make sure to avoid using high heat when mixing the oil as it will degrade the potency of the weed. Collect your canna-oil into a container as this will be your potent base for a lot of your recipes.
Another substitute for canna-oil is cannabutter. Cannabutter is a great option for those who want to use butter instead of oil. Butter lovers out there can readily make their cannabutter by mixing your favorite cannabis buds with melted butter on a saucepan over low heat. Regularly stir the butter mixture to prevent it from burning too quickly, and once the buds are infused, remove the butter mixture from the heat and let it cool down in the refrigerate to solidify. You can then use your cannabutter as an ingredient to many cannabis recipes.
Milk is present in almost all recipes, especially when it comes to dessert. Infusing weed with milk makes your cannabis-based dish even more exciting. If you are not fond of using milk in your dishes, drinking it directly or adding it to your morning coffee or cereal is still one of the go-to breakfast meal set.
To make weed milk, simply pour milk into a saucepan and let it simmer. Add a couple of ground and baked cannabis buds into the mixture and stir regularly. Simmer for about 45 minutes and let it sit for the next 10 minutes undisturbed. Carefully remove the buds using a wooden spoon and place the milk inside an airtight container. Cover the container and store it in your refrigerator.
Must-Try Cannabis Recipes
Garlic Parmesan Pasta
An all-time favorite pasta filled with flavorful cannabis and garlic tastes mixed with parmesan cheese to round out the flavor. This recipe is very easy to make and takes less than a few minutes to prepare to make it one of the go-to cannabis recipes for cannabis lovers who are always on the go.
To start, gather the following ingredients:
- Chopped garlic
- Parmesan cheese
First, you need to melt the cannabutter in a skillet over low heat. Add the garlic until it is light brown, or the aroma has expanded. This will take around 3 to 5 minutes in the skillet. Remove it from the heat afterward and set it aside. The heat will continue to cook the garlic until it becomes toasted.
Boil a pot of salted water and add the pasta. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on your preference or until it is soft. Take half a cup of the pasta water and set it aside. Drain the rest. Add the pasta to the garlic cannabutter mixture and add salt and pepper. Mix and combine the ingredients well enough and add your grated parmesan cheese and the half cup of pasta water. Mix the ingredients again and taste to see if you need more salt, pepper, or cheese. Serve in a large platter and top it off with more parmesan cheese.
Weed Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese have always been a staple dish in America. It is a dish that is very easy to make and very delicious to eat. A simple recipe that is ripe with potential for more flavor and aroma this weed mac and cheese will truly surprise a lot of weed fanatics.
To start, make sure you have all the following ingredients:
- Parmesan cheese
- Weed milk
- Salt and pepper
- Elbow macaroni
- Cheddar cheese
Combine all the herbs, including the parmesan cheese and garlic in a food processor, and mix them until it becomes chunky. Add your weed milk into the mixture until it forms a thick and smooth consistency. In a saucepan, melt your cannabutter over low heat. Add the flour and cook for several minutes. Add weed milk or the ordinary milk if you only want your cannabutter and stir regularly until it becomes thick. Add your cheddar cheese, pepper, and salt and cook until the cheese melts.
Boil a pot of water and add salt. Add the elbow macaroni when the water starts to boil and cook for about 5 minutes or so, depending on your preference. Drain the pasta well to avoid excess water. Add the pasta to the cheese mixture on your saucepan and mix well. Add the herb mixture and mix thoroughly until all the pasta is coated.
Preheat your oven. Transfer the pasta into a baking tray and use the rest of the cheese to top the entire dish. Bake for about 7 minutes and serve warm. You should be getting a thick layer of crispy cheese on top and a nice moist pasta covered with milky cheesy herbal pasta below.
Weed-Infused Butter Chicken
A dish that is rich in culture and flavor. This South Asian dish will surely bring the heat as well as provide you with a very Asian taste filled with herbs and spices and, of course, weed.
Here are the ingredients:
- Turmeric powder
- Chili powder
- Salt and pepper
- Cayenne powder
- Graham masala
- Skinless and boneless chicken breast
- Greek yogurt
- Heavy cream
- Tomato sauce
- Regular butter
Marinate your chicken with salt and pepper. Add in the chili and turmeric powder together with the Greek yogurt and make sure to coat the entire chicken breast. Refrigerate for the next four hours if you are in a hurry or overnight if you have more time to spare.
Melt the regular butter over a large pan and cook the chicken until it is brown. Add the marinade mixture and remove the chicken from the pan. Using the same pan, add the cannabutter and lower the heat to either medium or medium-low. Add all of the other herbs and spices together and mix thoroughly. Add the tomato sauce and bring the entire concoction to a simmer. Cook until the herbs and spices start to become aromatic. Add water and the heavy cream and bring the mixture into a simmer again.
Add the cooked chicken into the pan and let it simmer for the next 15 to 20 minutes. You can add more cannabutter as well as salt and pepper to add more saltiness to the dish. Remove the butter chicken from the mixture and place it on top of a nice cup of rice. Add the sauce over depending on how much you love the spicy herbal taste and garnish with some fresh herbs from your garden.
Weed Fudge Brownie
Nothing can ever top the feeling of making weed brownies. An all-time favorite for all edible lovers, this weed fudge brownie is filled with the sweetness of chocolate and the potency of its cannabis-infused ingredients.
These are what you’ll need to make this simple recipe:
- Dark chocolate
- Semi-sweet chocolate
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
Preheat your oven at around 200 degrees Celsius. Grease your baking pan using regular butter. In a saucepan, pour water and bring it to a boil. Add your cannabutter and chocolate into a bowl and place the bowl on top of the saucepan. It will slowly melt the chocolate. Stir regularly to smoothen out the chocolate mixture and remove it from the heat.
Whisk the eggs into another bowl. Add the vanilla extract, salt, and sugar. Pour the chocolate mixture and add the flour slowly. Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are fully integrated. Pour the batter into the greased up baking pan and spread evenly. Bake the brownie for 20 minutes or until you see a thin layer at the topmost portion of the batter. Let it cool for a while and slice the brownies into squares and serve.
All of these cannabis recipes can be made in the most convenient and easiest ways. The addition of cannabis-based products only provides a healthy dose of flavor and an extra kick for those who want to get high while still getting the nourishment they want from these healthy dishes.