420 multiple-course weed recipes
For some cannabis growers nothing beats the indulgence of delicious and potent cannabis based meals. Edible cannabis meals/snacks can be dosed with varying levels of THC, meaning you can select whether you want a light effect with a mild high or a mind numbing 250-500mg+ THC experience which will give you an all-day effect. Our weed recipes give you some mouthwatering options and ideas for your own day of cannabis cookery!
Cooking with cannabis on 420-day
Cooking with cannabis is more popular than ever, and what better day to try it than 420 day! In areas with legal cannabis you can even buy cannabis edibles labelled with the precise THC content. But there is something extra satisfying about preparing your own food and snacks with THC.
Our recipes will give you some inspiration. Remember to provide a strong high the recipe will require the conversion of the non-psychoactive THC-A into THC. This requires some heat during the cooking process.
Alternatively, it requires you to use e.g. cannabis oil which already contains decarboxylated (activated) THC. In the case of cannabis oil, the heating process often used to remove solvents (e.g. alcohol) will also decarboxylate the cannabis oil rendering it psychoactive.
420 multiple-course cannabis recipes
There are numerous cannabis recipes online. But these Dutch Passion selected recipes are ones that focus on key taste characteristics and attempt to match the aroma/taste of terpenes to the delicate flavours in the accompanying food.
420 weed-starter recipes
Bruschetta with pot pesto
Recommended varieties: Auto Lemon Kix / Skywalker Haze.
This light and tasty starter is easy to make and a real crowd pleaser! If you have a spare, sunny day a Bruschetta (or ‘Budschetta’) is a perfect snack in the sun.
The terpene profile of Auto Lemon Kix (shown below) provides some spicy flavours thanks to the high levels and combination of Terpinolene, Beta-Myrcene and Beta-Caryophyllene. Limonene and Ocimene help provide a fruity and citrus element to the terpene profile which fits well with this flavoursome dish.
By adjusting the strength of your THC infused olive oil you can vary the potency of the dish. Note that the psychoactive high can take a couple of hours to take effect with a cannabis edible, be careful not to keep eating and over-consume!
To make THC infused olive oil just leave some buds soaking in olive oil for a day or two. You will also need to apply some heat to the THC infused olive oil to convert the non-psychoactive THC-A into the psychoactive form THC. This takes around 30-40 minutes at 100ºC (220ºF).
This dish serves a couple of people and takes about 45 minutes to make.
- 1 cup of THC infused olive oil (you decide the strength!)
- 4 walnuts
- 2 cups of Basil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- A pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
For the bruschetta bread:
- a large loaf of ciabatta bread cut into thick slices
- 3 tablespoons of THC olive oil
- 3 small tasty tomatoes
Recipe with step-by-step guide:
- Preheat your oven to around 180ºC / 350°F.
- To make the pesto, warm a small pan over medium heat to toast your walnuts, stirring for 3-4 minutes. Then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Remove the flaky skins of the walnuts by rubbing them over a metal sieve or strainer.
- Use a food processor to grind the walnuts into a rough flour.
- Wash and dry the basil, remove the stems and shred the leaves into small pieces.
- Add the basil, garlic, salt, and Parmesan to the walnut flour in the food processor.
- While the processor is running, add ¾ cup of the THC olive oil.
- Add more salt or oil until you’re happy with the texture.
- To make the bruschetta (‘budschetta’) brush your bread slices with THC olive oil, then toast in the oven for 3 minutes on a tray until they are golden.
- Remove from the oven, and top each bread slice with the diced tomatoes, then return the budschetta to the oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove, top with the pesto and enjoy your dish!
420 main course weed recipes
Coconut curry infused with cannabis
Recommended varieties: Durban Poison / Auto Xtreme.
An aniseed coconut curry is arguably one of the tastiest vegetarian curry recipes. It’s a filling meal with a light creamy texture and a tropical coconut taste.
You can add extra chilli to give it the perfect level of warmth if you prefer a hot curry. THC is supplied via a coconut oil infusion, it’s up to you to decide how strong you wish to make this. One easy method is to add warm decarboxylated cannabis oil to warm coconut oil and mix them together well.
Durban Poison and Auto Xtreme seem to be the best matched cannabis strains for this dish. Durban Poison often has hints of aniseed and pepper to the aroma and this really brings the dish alive. The Durban Poison aniseed taste in particular is perfectly matched to this aniseed coconut curry.
Auto Xtreme is also a spicy flavour-packed strain with high levels of pinene giving it a fresh taste, complemented by Linalool, Beta Myrcene and Beta-Caryophyllene.
The following curry serves about 6 people and takes an hour to prepare.
- 1 cup of chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
- 1 cup dried brown lentils
- 1 ⅔ tablespoons standard coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil infused with THC to your liking
- 15-ounce (420g) can of coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 10-12 cherry tomatoes to garnish the dish
- 3 ½ cups fresh tomato, crushed
- 1 garlic head, chopped
- 2 tablespoons ginger, chopped
- Mash/squash the garlic, ginger, cilantro, and crush the fresh tomatoes using the back of a large spoon or potato masher. Set aside.
- Warm the infused coconut oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the coriander and cumin seeds and toast them until brown. Add the chopped garlic and allow to cook until browned.
- Add the crushed tomatoes, ginger, turmeric, and salt to the pot and allow to cook for about 5-6 minutes. This should be stirred occasionally. Then add the lentils, the cayenne powder, and 3 cups of water.
- Bring to a boil, cover the pot, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once the lentils are cooked and soft, add the coconut milk. Bring the mixture back to a simmer, and add the cilantro and a handful of cherry tomatoes (about 10). Stir, then remove from heat. The dish is now ready to enjoy!
420 dessert weed recipes
Recommended varieties: Auto Blackberry Kush / Bubba Island Kush.
Who doesn't enjoy a sweet treat after a great meal? Our Canna-Berry Sherbet is a great vegan dessert, it serves a couple of people and takes about 20-30 minutes to make. It’s a perfect end to a great canna meal. As always it’s important to point out that it can take a couple of hours until the psychoactive effects of edible cannabis are felt. So eat with caution and understand the THC levels that work best for you.
Auto Blackberry Kush and Bubba Island Kush are two full-flavoured indica strains that provide some complex and fruity aromas that complement this dessert particularly well. Both can deliver sweet dark-fruit flavours which add real depth.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup of Cannabis Almond Milk with infused THC
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 5 cups fresh blackberries
Cannabis almond milk can be made by warming almond milk in a microwave and mixing with warm cannabis oil.
- Blend the blackberries and sugar together in food processor until smooth.
- Pour the pureed berries through strainer and into a bowl. The seeds can be discarded to make the sherbet smoother.
- Add your Cannabis Almond Milk to the blackberry puree along with the lemon juice.
- Pour the berry/milk mixture into an ice cream freezer container; freeze for 3 hours.
- Allow to stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving.
Recommended varieties: Auto Night Queen / Master Kush.
What better way to finish your meal than with a cannabis coffee! This really is easy to make, our recipe serves 3 people. Some cannabis connoisseurs will note that certain strains have a hint of coffee aroma, such as Auto Night Queen or Master Kush. These deep rich ‘roasted’ flavours are a perfect accompaniment to your coffee.
- Grind your weed.
- Heat three cups of water over medium heat on hob. Add butter or coconut oil when the water is boiling
- Sprinkle the crushed up cannabis into the water/oil mix and leave for 35 to 40 minutes. During this time the THC-A in the cannabis decarboxylates into the psychoactive form known as THC. The THC is fat soluble, meaning that the THC dissolves in the butter/oil
- Strain the mixture through a small hole sieve to remove the ground-up weed.
- Take your coffee of choice and add the combination together, with sugar to taste!
Cannabis terpenes, aroma and flavour
Terpenes are naturally organic compounds that deliver a range of taste and aromas. Many terpenes are used extensively in cosmetics, cleaning products and even foods to add safe, natural flavour.
Terpenes are found in many plant species, not just cannabis. Many home growers and cannabis connoisseurs consider the terpene profile to be just as important as the cannabinoid content. Not only does the terpene profile shape the taste/aroma of a strain it is also thought to modulate (or ‘steer’) the type of high you feel. This is thought to be due to the way the body metabolises terpenes.
Dutch Passion work hard to deliver strains rich in terpenes. A uniquely rich and deep terpene profile is one of the key goals of any cannabis breeder just as a strong cannabinoid profile is highly valued.
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Enjoy cooking with cannabis!
Once you gain experience cooking with cannabis you will find it quite a natural process to consider which strains will match a particular recipe. You may start to notice the subtle aromas and taste profiles from your preferred strains and find that certain strains match your favourite recipes.
If you buy your cannabis seeds from an experienced seed supplier, you will often find that the cannabinoid and terpene profile of that strain have already been analysed. This can be a big help when it comes to creating new recipes. Remember that you can use cannabis grown from feminised seeds or autoflower seeds (or even regular seeds!).
Choose good quality cannabis seeds from a supplier you trust. The most important comments are to start with low THC infusion levels and avoid making your food too strong. Remember also that the high from ‘edible cannabis’ can take a couple of hours to arrive, so plan carefully and avoid over-indulging!