Recipes to get you started

If you’re ready to get cooking with cannabis, here is a three-course meal that will make you look like an expert chef!

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Appetizer: Luscious Hummus

Serving Size: 4 Large Servings (1/2 cup each)
Ingredients
1 15-ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed (but save the liquid)
¼  cup chopped roasted red pepper
¼ cup tahini paste
2 tablespoons olive-canna oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

Dosage: 12.5 milligrams of THC per half cup  (if one Tablespoon of olive-canna oil was produced at 25 mg THC)

Preparation Directions: 1. Place the rinsed, drained chickpeas in medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, then use a food processor or blender, pulsing with each addition, and process until smooth. Add a tablespoon or two of the reserved liquid from the chickpeas if it seems too thick.

Drizzle with additional olive oil if desired and sprinkle with a pinch of paprika for color. Serve with vegetables or pita chips for dipping.

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Main Course: Soy Marinated Chicken Thighs with Lemon Zest

Number of Servings: 4
Ingredients
4 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons canna-olive oil
2 minced garlic cloves
1 Tablespoon lemon or orange juice (save lemon zest for plating)
1 Teaspoon sesame oil
1 Teaspoon brown sugar
8 chicken thighs
Optional: Black sesame seeds, thin green onion pieces
Dosage: about 6 to 7 mg of THC per serving (if one Tablespoon of olive-canna oil was produced at 25 mg THC)

Preparation Directions: Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large zip lock bag or Tupperware container.

Marinate at least 1 hour and preferably up to 24 hours, shaking or turning every so often.  

Light grill to medium heat. (Or if you do not have a grill, brown on stove top and finish in oven until internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.

Be sure to oil your pan). Remove thighs from bag or container and discard marinade. Place chicken on oiled grill and grill about 5 to 10 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.  

When plating, use lemon zest on each thigh. You may want to put black sesame seeds and/or thin green onion pieces on top of the thighs which makes for a nice presentation.

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Dessert: Key Lime (Oh, My!) High Pie

Serving Size: 8

Ingredients
Crust: 2 cups graham crackers, ½ cup sugar, 6 Tbsp butter (3 tsps regular butter; 3 tablespoons infused canna-butter)

Filling
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
3 eggs (or 3 egg yolks)
1 ¼ cups key lime juice
½ cup plain yogurt or sour cream
Lime zest (or very thinly sliced lime pieces for decoration)
Dosage: about 9 to 10 mg of THC per serving (if one Tablespoon of canna-butter was produced at 25 mg THC)

Preparation Directions To make the crust, crush/blend 2 cups graham crackers, add 1/2 cup sugar and then combine with 6 Tablespoons Butter (3 Tablespoons regular butter and 3 Tablespoons infused canna-butter). Press the crust into a pie pan with fork or your fingers.  For the filling whisk the condensed milk, eggs, yogurt or sour cream) and the key lime juice. Beat until smooth.  Fill the pie pan and place in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes. The filling should be semi-firm to the touch and will spring back.  Let the pie cool and if possible let it chill for another two hours. 

 Before serving, sprinkle with lime zest or decorate with thin lime slices.

 


Looking for more infused recipes or want more tips for preparing your own infused food?

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The Essential Cannabis Book: A Field Guide
for the Curious
provides lots of helpful information, recipes and tips.

 Be sure to check out our friend chef 420’s website for more great recipes

Be sure to check out our friend chef 420’s website for more great recipes