Episode 23 - Love At First Bite
Many more people are cooking with cannabis, but not so many are turning out deliciousness. Jeff the 420 Chef is here to change that.
The author of The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine and host of the all new “Cannabis Cooking Channel” has been honing his craft for over 7 years. His clever recipes for "Potzo Ball Soup" or "Hazi Thai Chicken Wings" demonstrate that he knows his way around the cannabis kitchen. But the secret to Jeff's success is the oil or budder he uses as his base.
In this episode, the 420 Chef walks us through the process of infusing oil so that it is free of that overwhelming bitter, grassy taste. He then explains how to calculate potency so your dinner party doesn’t finish with guests drooling at the table.
His 4-step method for infusing oil includes best practices for:
Cleaning your herb (Soak it in distilled water for 24-48 hours. Yep!)
Decarboxylating it (Bake it on a sheet at (240F) for 40-60 minutes)
Grinding it (coarse – not fine)
Infusing the oil (at a low temperature, around 320-350F for 3-4 hours)
And finally, dosing. (You’ll have to listen to the podcast to learn that).
If you’d like to see Jeff at work, check out this 5-minute video, where he makes a delicious and vegan cannabis infused Avocado Chocolate Mousse.
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