At WeedSociety, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible content to our readers. Our goal is to give you the most comprehensive and detailed information possible so that you can make informed decisions about your health and wellness regarding cannabis.
Today, we’re going to talk about a topic that’s been generating a lot of buzz in recent years: cooking with cannabis. Specifically, we will teach you how to make a delicious steak with cannabutter, a dish sure to impress your friends and family.
Before we start, let’s talk a little bit about the benefits of cooking with cannabis. Many people are turning to cannabis as a way to manage chronic pain, anxiety, and other health issues. When you cook with cannabis, you can control the dosage and experience the therapeutic effects in a more targeted and consistent way.
Cannabis-infused cuisine is becoming increasingly popular as more people discover the benefits of cooking with cannabis. While many recipes involve sweet treats like brownies or gummies, you can also use cannabis to elevate savory dishes like steak. In this article, we’ll show you how to cook the perfect steak with cannabutter. Whether you’re an experienced chef or a newbie in the kitchen, our step-by-step guide will help you create a delicious and euphoric meal.
What is Cannabutter?
Cannabutter is a simple but versatile cannabis-infused ingredient. It’s made by combining cannabis and butter in a slow cooker or on a stovetop. The resulting mixture can be used in a variety of recipes, including baked goods, sauces, and even savory dishes like steak.
How to Make Cannabutter
To make the cannabutter, you’ll need to decarboxylate the cannabis first. This process involves heating the cannabis at a low temperature to activate the THC and CBD compounds. Once the cannabis is decarboxylated, you can infuse it into the butter.
To decarboxylate the cannabis:
- Preheat your oven to 240°F.
- Spread finely ground cannabis on a baking sheet and bake it for 20-30 minutes (breaking down the cannabis ensures even heat distribution and decarboxylation).
- After the cannabis is finished baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool.
WARNING: Decarbing cannabis in your oven can make your house or even your entire block smell like cannabis! Be prepared to ventilate your kitchen to mitigate the odor of decarboxylation.
Next, melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the decarboxylated cannabis to the butter and stir gently. Let the mixture simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to overheat the butter and cannabis mixture, as this can start to degrade the cannabinoids.
You can then let your cannabutter cool or take the extra step of filtering the cannabutter to remove the cannabis plant material. We recommend using a cheesecloth or a fine strainer to remove the plant material. Ensure the butter is warm when straining to help it flow through the filter.
What You’ll Need to Cook a Steak with Cannabutter
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a look at the tools and ingredients you’ll need:
- A cast iron skillet or grill
- A meat thermometer
- 1-2 steaks (depending on the size and your appetite)
- Salt and pepper
- Plain butter or olive oil
- Garlic (optional)
- Fresh herbs (optional)
Now that you have everything you need let’s get started on cooking the perfect steak with cannabutter.
Step 1: Preheat your skillet or grill to high heat.
Step 2: Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel and season both sides generously with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Add a dollop of plain butter or a small amount of olive oil to the skillet or grill, followed by the steaks. (We recommend cooking the steak in plain butter first because of the high temperature needed)
Step 4: Cook the steaks for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they reach your desired level of doneness. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature – rare steaks should be cooked to 120°F, medium to 135°F, and well done to 150°F.
Step 5: If desired, add minced garlic and fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme to the skillet or grill during the last minute of cooking.
Step 6: Remove the steaks from the skillet or grill and apply a dollop of cannabutter (or precisely measured dosage) so that it melts and coats the steaks. Let them rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Tips for Cooking with Cannabutter
Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your cannabutter:
Start with a small amount of cannabutter and work your way up – you can always add more, but you can’t take it out once it’s been added.
Be mindful of the potency of your cannabutter – if it’s too strong, it can overwhelm the flavor of your dish.
Don’t cook your cannabutter at too high of a temperature, as this can degrade the potency of the THC.
Store your cannabutter in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Q: Can I use other types of meat with cannabutter?
A: Absolutely – you can use cannabutter with any meat you like, including chicken, pork, or lamb.
Q: How long does it take to make cannabutter?
A: Making cannabutter can take anywhere from 1-4 hours, depending on your method and desired potency.
Q: Can I buy cannabutter at a dispensary?
A: Some dispensaries may sell premade cannabutter, but it’s generally more cost-effective to make it yourself.
In conclusion, cooking with cannabis can be a fun and rewarding way to explore new flavors and experiences. This steak with cannabutter recipe is a great way to get started, and we hope you enjoy making it for your next dinner party. Remember to always consume cannabis responsibly and in moderation.