Today Frank Jordan, a renowned chef, shares his expertise on cooking with cannabis. You’ll learn how to infuse olive oil with cannabis to create a versatile ingredient for cooking and dressing salads. It is important to select the right strain of cannabis for infusing the oil, as each strain has its unique flavor and aroma profile.
The Basics of Cooking with Cannabis
To cook with cannabis, the basis for everything used is oil. Chef Frank infuses olive oil with cannabis to create a versatile ingredient with a unique earthy flavor.
To make cannabis-infused olive oil, start with 12 ounces of olive oil and two grams of your preferred cannabis strain. Break up the cannabis and add it to the olive oil, then shake it well. Place the mixture in boiling water for two hours to extract the flavors and aromas of the cannabis strain.
Different cannabis strains have unique terpene profiles that blend well with different flavors and aroma profiles. For example, Abigail is a strain with limonene terpenes, making it great for lighter dressings with a citrusy flavor.
Once the cannabis-infused olive oil is ready, it can be used for anything from sauces to dressings to sautéing. To strain the oil, use tongs to remove the flower that has infused into the oil. The resulting oil will have a beautiful golden color and a distinct cannabis flavor. The infused oil can be used for a variety of purposes and adds an earthy, hemp cannabis flavor to any dish.