How To Make Rosemary Pork Chops Infused With Cannabis
- Pork Chops 4
- Rosemary Minced
- Garlic 2 Minced Cloves
For those who are uneducated about the intricacies of cannabis, or are just new to the world of marijuana altogether, they likely associate “edibles” with immaturity. I get that. For decades, the only edibles anyone would ever hear about (or see if movies) were the classic brownie or cookie. Which, to be completely fair, have been legends in the edible game since they first arrived, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with sitting down and enjoying a truly rich, super relaxing brownie or cookie.
SEE ALSO: Step By Step Recipe For Cannabis-Infused PizzaBut, as time went on, edibles continued to remain in the dessert/treat category, almost exclusively. Yes, there has been some evolution as far as these THC-infused items go, but there’s still a lack of overall maturity that tends to rub more seasoned enthusiasts the wrong way. Don’t get me wrong, everyone loves a sweet treat every now and then, but those moments seem a bit childish when you compare them to the feeling one experiences during a wholesome, hearty meal. In short, there’s nothing really “adult” about cookies, brownies, and candies. And there probably never will be. But, in acknowledging that, we are effectively admitting that there is a huge gap in the “Marijuana Menu” of life. One that needs to be filled (like my stomach) almost immediately. Mature and elderly cannabis consumers feel a bit silly getting their edible effects through some super sweet, obnoxiously sugary confection. They yearn for the days when a solid meal could take you to “Cloud 9” without making you feel like a child. SEE ALSO: Here’s How To Make Grilled Cannabis Chicken ThighsLuckily, I’m here with a truly amazing THC-infused recipe that’s sure to whet their adult appetites with the greatest of ease.That recipe, ladies and gentlemen, is the always delectable, routinely elegant Rosemary Pork Chops fully infused with some top-shelf cannabis.However, before you start prepping any sort of chops for cooking, you’ll need to get your mitts on some cannabis-infused butter. Nowadays, most dispensaries carry this sort of product, so picking some up from your neighborhood shop should be an easy errand to run. But, if you’d rather just whip up a batch of your very own, I’m more than happy to teach you how. SEE ALSO: How To Make Spicy THC-Infused Chipotle BurgersThe whole process used for cannabis-infused butter is incredibly simple. First, take anywhere from a quarter to a half ounce of your best bud. Roughly crumble those nugs onto a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper. Place that cookie sheet into a preheated oven at 240° for 30-40 minutes. This low and slow heating activates the decarboxylation process, which unleashes the psychoactive element of cannabis that we all know and love: THC.When that time has elapsed, ready a saucepan and place it over medium heat. Toss in a couple sticks of butter and let them melt. When they’ve reached optimum “melty-ness” throw in your newly activated buds. Stir them for a bit, then let them simmer for a couple hours. This allows the strength of the bud to expertly work its way into every nook and cranny that the melted butter has to offer.After that, simply strain the buttery contents through a cheesecloth, as you pour it into a container for safekeeping. Once all the chunky floral components have been sorted out, place that container into the fridge to allow the butter to harden to your desired consistency. And that’s it. That’s how you make cannabis-infused butter. Pretty easy, right? SEE ALSO: How To Make Chocolate-Covered Cannabis-Infused BaconYou can replicate this process with your favorite cooking oil (Olive or Coconut), as well. Which, actually, is a required step for this recipe. So, go ahead and run through this process once more, only be sure to replace the butter element with your preferred cooking oil.As that butter reaches its ideal consistency in the fridge, and the oil cools on the counter, you can head to the store (or raid your pantry) for the following items necessary to complete this scrumptiously sophisticated dish:
- Once you’ve gotten ahold of those ingredients, you can feel free to preheat that oven of yours to a nice 375°. While that baby is warming up, you can start to season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Depending on the thickness, you can go light or heavy with your seasoning. Personally, I find that pork can’t have enough salt, so I tend to have a heavier hand when it comes to this portion of the process. But, again, it’s completely up to you.
- When you’ve completed that step, put them aside for a moment, and grab a small bowl for mixing. In this small bowl, you’ll want to place your garlic, rosemary, and cannabis-infused butter (½ cup’s worth or so). Mix those ingredients together, until they are perfectly intertwined with one another. After you’ve accomplished that goal, place this bowl to the side and find yourself a skillet.
- Place this skillet over medium heat. Then, you’ll want to dump in about 1 tablespoon (or so) of your homemade cannabis-infused cooking oil. This sets up a nice, potent base for the pork chops. Speaking of, you can now grab those seasoned pork chops, and gently place them in the skillet. Keep those babies sizzling for 4-5 minutes. This ought to develop a pretty healthy sear.
- While those pork chops are working their way towards perfection, grab that cannabis-infused garlic butter from that small bowl, and expertly coat the top of the chop. Be sure to hit as much of the available “pork real estate” as you can, because you’ll want every bite of this meal to pack a similarly strong punch.
- Once you’ve reached that 4-5 minute time limit, flip those bad boys and leave them searing on the skillet for another 4-5 minutes. Again, coat the chop with as much infused garlic butter as you see fit. Personally, I keep brushing those chops until my bowl is damn near empty, and I suggest you do the same. But remember to keep a little bit leftover for when you eventually plate this meal. Trust me, you’ll be happy that you did.
- After that second side has developed an equally mouthwatering sear, you’ll want to remove that skillet from the heat source, and place it in the oven to fully cook for another 12 or so minutes. You’ll know the pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°, which is something you can easily check with a standard meat thermometer.
- When they’ve hit that required temperature, you can remove them from the oven, and craftily place them on a plate, along with a couple gobs of that cannabis-infused garlic butter for good measure. And that is it, party people.
- You can now sit down, possibly by candlelight, with your significant other and enjoy some truly amazing Rosemary Pork Chops that are completely infused with cannabis.
- These THC-infused Pork Chops are the furthest thing from childish, I assure you. This dish is rich with dankness and maturity, making it the ideal meal for any elder enthusiast looking for a sophisticated way to end their day.
- Not only can you impress your friends, family, and loved ones with this recipe, but it also resulted in a surplus of cannabis-infused butter and cooking oil. The likes of which you can utilize in any future recipe.And believe me, that will always come in handy.