People have been using cannabis for centuries to treat various medical conditions. Now that it is legal in some states, many people are starting to use it for recreational purposes. Cooking with cannabis is nothing new, but as the legal landscape for marijuana changes, so too does the way we use this unique herb in the kitchen. Whether you’re a first-time cook or an experienced chef, cannabis can be used to enhance your culinary creations in interesting and delicious ways. There are many different ways to cook with cannabis, and it can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.
Cannabis-infused oil or butter is a great way to add flavor and health benefits to your food. It can be used in salad dressings, sauces, dips, or even baked goods. If you are new to cooking with cannabis, start by adding a small amount and working your way up. You will likely need less cannabis-infused oil or butter than you would regular oil or butter, as the THC will be concentrated.
One of the simplest ways to cook with cannabis is to infuse it into oil. This can be done by heating up the oil on the stovetop and then adding ground cannabis buds or leaves. Be careful not to let the oil get too hot, as this will cause the THC to vaporize and you’ll lose most of the potency. Steep the cannabis in the oil for at least 30 minutes, then strain out any plant material and store the oil in a sealed container in a dark place. You can also soak the cannabis in oil or butter overnight. Once it is infused, you can use it in any recipe that calls for oil or butter.
You can use this infused cannabis oil to make salad dressings, sauces, or dips. Simply substitute infused oil for regular oil in your recipe. You can also use it to cook food items like chicken or fish. Start by coating your protein with a small amount of infused oil, then cooking it over medium heat until it’s browned and cooked through.
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you can try making cannabis-infused baked goods. The sky’s the limit when it comes to recipes, but some favorites include cookies, brownies, and cake. Start by mixing together your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder etc.), then add melted butter and two beaten eggs. Finally, stir in your cannabis infusion (either homemade or store-bought). Be sure to test your batter for potency before baking – you may need to adjust the dosage depending on how potent your infusion is. Bake your goodies according to your recipe instructions, then enjoy!