BY CHEF MICHELLEE FOX
Pickled cannabis is most definitely something you may not want to miss out on (don’t knock it till you try it)! We think it’s the perfect garnish to your go-to alcoholic bev or even a dessert that needs that extra something. Interested in trying out unique and innovative cannabis recipes? Read on to find out more about how to make pickled cannabis!
Total preparation time: 2 hours
Headspace: 1/2 inch
Process time: 15 minutes
Note: It does contain olive oil, used in the roasting; take care not to exceed the total amount of oil used, as that would change the total acidity of the final product
1 ounce preferred marijuana (buds and/or stems)
1/4 cup olive oil
PICKLING SOLUTION INGREDIENTS:
1 cup water
2 cups red wine vinegar (5% acidity)
4 Tablespoons 100% pure pickling salt
1 teaspoon whole pink/black pepper
2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon fennel seed
5 juniper berries
2 teaspoon almond extract
Optional: 1 red jalapeño sliced, seeded
Preheat oven to 250 degrees (or 270, which is the lowest temperature setting on many modern ovens). Line pan with parchment paper.
Lay cannabis flat on the parchment-lined pan. Sprinkle cannabis with olive oil. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Make pickling solution. In large non-reactive stockpot, add the red wine vinegar, water, and salt. Bring to boil while covered over medium heat. Remove from heat.
If using jalapeño , place the slices into prepared jars. Add 1 teaspoon of dried herbs to jar.
Carefully place prepped cannabis into jar. Using a rubber spatula, scrape parchment paper completely clean of marijuana and olive oil into jar. Ladle pickling solution into in jar, making sure that all material is covered and within the required headroom. Put on lid and place into refrigerator. It will be ready in a couple days.
PICKLED CANNABIS RECIPES SUGGESTIONS:
* Added to a cocktail like a manhattan or a bloody mary
* Added to baking dishes, more specifically fruit desserts
* Added to a mocktail with soda water and lemon.
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