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THC Crab Cakes
Alright, so to get started, you should make sure you have the following ingredients before proceeding onward with this recipe:
- 4 Tablespoons Cannabis-Infused Butter
- 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons Parsley (Finely Chopped)
- 2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
- 2 Large Eggs (Beaten Lightly)
- 1 Pound Lump Crab Meat (Picked)
- 2/3 Cup Panko
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Edibles are fantastic for a litany of different reasons. But for me, personally, I find that the magical way they can replicate their intended flavors, while simultaneously delivering some therapeutic, thought-provoking effects is truly unreal. I mean, a well-cooked meal is already satisfying enough, but when you add the ability to get the consumer high while they chow down, it’s like something out of a fairytale. But these culinary creations are the furthest things from fiction, they are a supremely tasty reality that we are lucky to live in. Take Your Meals To The Next Level With Cannabis Crab CakesWith no end in sight for the limitless possibilities of marijuana-infused meals, more and more culinary geniuses are doing their best to elevate the common edible into more high-brow, fancified dishes. Gone are the days of the pot brownie and cannabis cookie being the only options for enthusiasts to partake in. We live in an era that’s ready to create some wonderfully delicious THC-inspired items, and I feel like I may have found one of the best interpretations that’s ever been devised by the cannabis community.My fellow enthusiasts, I present to you, THC Crab Cakes.Yup, you read that right. While many of you may have already had crab cakes in your top five seafood-related dishes, this recipe is going to catapult them into the number one spot. You may have assumed that crab cakes couldn’t possibly get any better, but you’ve obviously never had them fully infused with cannabis before. Look, I’m just as excited as you are to get these babies cooking. But we need to tend to some pressing matters before we can get into this recipe for THC Crab Cakes. The main thing we need to do before going any further is to get ahold of some cannabis-infused butter. Now, if you’re kind of in a hurry, and don’t really consider yourself very skilled in the kitchen, you can head on over to your local dispensary for a tub of some professionally-made THC butter. There’s absolutely no shame in taking that route. Most cannabis clubs have a fair share to choose from, and the majority of them are fairly affordable. So, this is totally a worthwhile option.But, on the off chance your dispensary is out of THC butter, or if you want to give making some of your own a shot, then you can easily whip up a batch in the comfort of your own kitchen. I understand that doing this sort of thing can be intimidating, especially for those who are lacking any real culinary experience. But, believe me, making your own cannabis-infused butter couldn’t be any easier. This recipe is probably one of the simplest ones that I’ve written yet, so I’m confident anyone can whip up a batch of these THC Crab Cakes with ease.
- In order to create some truly tasty, super-strong cannabis butter, you’ll need to place a rather large saucepan atop a heat source. Make sure that heat source never goes past 240°. This is the ideal temperature for the cannabis we’re about to use to decarboxylate. When cannabis undergoes the decarboxylation process, it uses that moderate heat to activate the psychoactive component of the plant. Otherwise known as THC. The THC is then ready to mix with any substance that it is combined with. In this particular case, that substance will be butter.
- So, what you’ll want to do is grab around 10-14 grams of cannabis, and break it down into little budlets. Take those tiny budlets, and place them on a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper. Then take that bud-covered baking sheet and place it in the oven at 240°. Allow the THC to activate within the oven, which I’d say takes roughly 35 minutes or so.
- At that point, you can remove the bud from the oven, and place it to the side for now. Then, in that saucepan, toss in a couple sticks of butter. Let the butter melt completely. When it’s basically nothing but melted butter, you can add in your newly activated cannabis that you previously removed from the oven. Be sure to stir these two together to the best of your ability. You’ll want the THC to soak into every single droplet of this buttery concoction.
- Allow these two to simmer for two hours. This should give the ingredients ample time to mix and mingle with one another. Don’t forget to stir it every now and then throughout that time period. And when that’s just about done, you can prepare a container for storage. To do that, you’ll need to secure some cheesecloth over the opening of the container. This will act as a sifting medium, which will prevent any large flower chunks from finding their way into the end product.
- Once you’ve carefully poured the activated butter from the pan, through the cheesecloth, and into the container, you can head on over to your fridge, and place that container inside to cool down. Keep it in there until it reaches your preferred butter consistency, and at that point, you can feel free to use it for any recipe that calls for butter.
But, seeing as how I’ve already got us in the mood for some THC Crab Cakes, how about we use it for this recipe, huh? What do you say?
- Alright, so to get started, you should make sure you have the following ingredients before proceeding onward with this recipe:
- The very first thing you’ll want to do is grab a bowl and your whisk. In that bowl, toss in your mayonnaise, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and eggs. Whisk those bad boys until everything is exquisitely blended together. When you’re happy with how that’s looking, you can pick up your parsley, panko, and crab meat. Gradually stir the entire mixture together, as you carefully add in those ingredients.
- In the same way you’d pick up and shape together burger patties for sliders, grab some of this crab meat mixture and start pressing it into little patties. I’d say aim for a size of about three inches or so. After you’ve pressed them, place them onto a nearby baking sheet and cover it with some plastic wrap.
- Once you’ve made all the patties you can with your mix, you can take that baking sheet full of crab meat patties, and place them into your fridge for a little over an hour.
- After that 60 minute time period has elapsed, remove them from their chilly confines, and place them onto the counter. Now is when you’ll want to grab your most-trusted skillet and place it over a heat source on a med-high setting. In it, you’ll place 2 tablespoons of your cannabis-infused butter.
- Once that’s melted down a touch, place half of your completed crab patties into the newly-buttered pan. Each side only takes about 2-3 minutes to cook, so be sure to keep an eye on them. You’ll know they’re ready to go when they start to sport an attractive golden brown hue. When you see that coloring take place, flip ‘em, and let them cook for additional 2-3 minutes, spooning butter over the top as best you can.
- When both sides are done, remove them from the pan, and place them to the side, while the remaining patties undergo the same cooking process. When you put in the next batch, be sure to replenish your butter supply with the remaining tablespoons of infused butter.
- And once everything is done, you can grab a plate and load up. Before you dig in, though, I’d suggest a drizzle of cannabis-infused butter atop every patty, just for a little extra strength. And hey, it makes everything taste better, too!
- Talk about a “win, win” situation!