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5 Cannabis Recipes to Spice Up Your Cookbook


Let’s face it, cooking is more fun when cannabis is involved! As cannabis becomes more popular and widely available, many cannabis enthusiasts are finding new ways to incorporate it into their meals. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook, these five cannabis-infused recipes are definitely worth trying:

1. Cannabis-Infused Brioche French Toast

Brioche French toast is a delicious and indulgent dish that can be made even better with the addition of cannabutter. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cannabutter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 slices of brioche
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Crème fraîche
  • Fleur de sel

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a bowl, mix the jam and cannabutter. Slice a 2-inch hole into each slice of brioche and stuff it with the mixture. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, cream, and fleur de sel. Melt two tablespoons of unsalted butter in a skillet and soak each slice of brioche in the egg mixture. Cook over moderate heat until browned. Transfer the French toast to a baking sheet and bake for five minutes. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, slather with crème fraîche and strawberry jam, sprinkle with lemon juice and fleur de sel, and enjoy!

2. Lemon Cheese Cheesecake

If you’re a fan of the “Lemon Cheesecake” marijuana strain, you’ll love this recipe. Here are the ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons melted cannabutter
  • 3/4 cups Graham cracker crumbs
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 350 grams sugar
  • 260 ml sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spritz a 10-inch pan with low-fat butter or cooking spray. To prepare the crust, mix the Graham cracker crumbs with melted cannabutter until crumbly. Press the mixture into the pan and bake for 10 minutes. For the filling, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar, salt, and vanilla and mix until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the sour cream. Pour the filling into the pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Allow the cheesecake to cool before serving.

3. Herbed Salmon Made With Cannabis-Infused Butter

For a nutritious and flavorful meal, try making herbed salmon with cannabis-infused butter. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 pound of boneless salmon filet with skin
  • 1 tablespoon cannabutter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, toasted and ground
  • 1 tablespoon dill fronds
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 2 cups rock salt
  • 1 teaspoon roasted/ground garlic

Combine the spices and herbs in a small bowl. Rub the mixture over the salmon. Cover the salmon with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The next day, preheat the oven to 325°F. Scatter rock salt in a cast iron skillet and place the salmon, skin side down, on top. Bake for 25 minutes. Cover with foil and let it rest for five minutes before serving.

4. Quinoa Salad with Cannabis-Infused Vinaigrette

Quinoa salad is a healthy and nutritious dish that can be enhanced with a cannabis-infused vinaigrette. Here are the ingredients:

Cannabis-infused Vinaigrette:

  • Cannabis-infused olive oil
  • Cannabis sugar
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • White balsamic vinegar
  • White wine vinegar
  • Scallion
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Dijon mustard
  • Minced and granulated garlic
  • Granulated onion
  • Crushed red pepper

Salad:

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 sliced shallot
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 oranges

To prepare the cannabis-infused vinaigrette, whisk all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate until ready to use. In a large bowl, combine the sliced shallot, arugula, quinoa, and lettuce. In a separate bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, and vegetable broth. Toss the salad with the dressing and garnish with sliced oranges. Drizzle with the cannabis-infused vinaigrette before serving.

5. Cannabis-Infused Sushi Rolls

Indulge in some delicious cannabis-infused sushi rolls with this recipe:

Equipment:

  • Bamboo rolling mat
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife

Ingredients:

  • 1 peeled and pitted avocado
  • 1 cup uncooked sushi rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp cannabis oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce for dipping
  • 1/3 cup spicy mayo
  • 6 sheets sushi-grade seaweed paper (Nori)
  • 2-3 cups sushi rice
  • 1/2 lb sushi-grade raw fish
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • Wasabi
  • Pickled ginger

In a saucepan, cook the sushi rice according to the package instructions. In another saucepan, mix the rice vinegar, sugar, salt, and cannabis oil. Heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves, then let it cool. Once the sushi rice is cooked, mix in the vinegar mixture. Place a sheet of Nori on a bamboo mat and spread a layer of sushi rice on top. Add the fish, cream cheese, and avocado. Roll the sushi tightly and slice into segments. Serve with soy sauce, spicy mayo, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Bethan Rose is a passionate cannabis advocate, writer, and traveler currently based in Bali. When she’s not curating cannabis content, she can be found relaxing on her hammock.

Melissa Randalls
Melissa Randalls
Melissa Randalls, a celebrated author and cannabis enthusiast, shares her expertise in crafting tantalizing recipes that combine cannabis and psychedelics, elevating culinary experiences to new heights. Her accessible writing style breaks down stigmas and empowers readers to embark on their own culinary adventures, celebrating the benefits of these ingredients in the kitchen.

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