Cooking is often a fun and relaxing activity. When you cook up a fabulous dish, it’s also a rewarding experience. Most budding chefs have their signature dishes, but it’s exciting to try something new once in a while, too.
And if you’re trying your hand at a new recipe, why not add in some cannabis? Weed aficionados know how satisfying edibles can be. Usually, edibles are bite-sized sweet treats, but you can even cook marijuana into full-blown meals.
This way, you can eat marijuana without even having to think about it! It’s an ideal method for MMJ users and those who aren’t into smoking.
Below is our recipe for cannabis-infused fish and chips. It’s a weed-infused twist on a traditional English recipe, but this isn’t the greasy meal you find at the local fish and chip shop. Our recipe has an element of class that’s fit to serve to your friends at a dinner party.
Without further ado, here’s the recipe. A little pre-warning, though: You’ll need marijuana milk. We run through how to make this below.
How to Make Cannabis Milk
Cooking with cannabis often includes the use of an ingredient like cannabutter. In today’s recipe, you’ll need cannabis milk. You can use marijuana milk for a variety of recipes, including smoothies and even coffee, so if you make too much, then it’s no problem!
You can make marijuana milk using any strain, so grab your favorite and get straining! By the way, the milk must be full fat since cannabinoids bind with fats, and therefore the more fat, the better. You can use as much cannabis as you need depending on the strain and your tolerance.
The general ratio is to use 0.5-1g of cannabis per ¼ liter of milk.
Cannabis Milk: You Will Need
- Full-fat milk
- Your favorite cannabis strain
- Sieve and cheesecloth
Cannabis Milk: Instructions
- Use a grinder to grind your cannabis into fine pieces. The finer, the better.
- Place the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the milk to a simmer, but don’t let it boil.
- Add the ground up cannabis and stir it in well. Allow it to bubble on a low heat for an hour. Keep checking on it and stirring it to ensure it doesn’t boil over or burn.
- Allow the cannabis milk to cool.
- Pour the mixture through the sieve and a cheesecloth into a container. Make sure you have got the plant matter out; you should be left with cannabinoid-infused milk.
Now that you have cannabis milk, it’s time to make fish and chips!
Cannabis Fish and Chips: Ingredients
Here’s what you need for our classic cannabis fish and chips recipe:
For the Battered Fish:
- 225g white fish fillets, skin-off and deboned
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 cup of cannabis milk
- 1 large egg
- Oil, for deep frying
For the Chips:
- 900g potatoes
- Salt, to taste
- Garden peas
- 2 lemons
- Tartar sauce/Ketchup/Salt and vinegar
Cannabis Fish and Chips Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- Peel the potatoes and then cut them into chunky chips (the British kind, not the American!). Place the chips in a bowl of lightly salted water and set aside.
- Mix ½ a teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper together and rub it on both sides of the fish fillet to remove moisture.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl, and stir together. Add in the cannabis milk and egg and whisk until the mixture is stiff and smooth. You may need to allow it to stand for up to 20 minutes.
- Pour the oil into a large pan or deep fat fryer and heat it to 375˚F.
- Cover the fish in the batter and fry in the oil until it is golden brown. Then, take out the fillets and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Place in the oven for a few minutes to finish cooking while you make the chips.
- Drain the potatoes and dry them on a piece of kitchen paper. Then, fry in the same oil you cooked the fish in at 350˚F.
- Drain the chips on kitchen paper again, then season with salt. Take the fish out of the oven and serve.
Cannabis Fish and Chips: Serving Suggestions
In the UK, fish and chips are traditionally eaten drizzled with vinegar, sprinkled with salt, and often smothered in tomato ketchup. If you want to stick to the more classic recipe, you can also serve with mushy peas.
Alternatively, battered fish and chips goes well with lemon and tartar sauce. Squeeze fresh lemon over the top, and keep a dollop of tartar sauce ready for dipping. You can also add a spoonful of cooked garden peas on the side for some healthy veg.
Final Thoughts on Cannabis Fish and Chips
Fish and chips is a staple dish in England, and when done right, it’s absolutely delicious. Once you’ve mastered this recipe, you can move onto a tasty beer-battered cod – make sure you use dark beer!
This cannabis-infused recipe is so tasty you’ll barely even know you’re eating cannabis. As a result, you may want to choose a strain with a low potency to make your cannabis milk; you don’t want to risk feeling trippy and paranoid just because you’ve eaten your dinner! Remember, cannabis edibles take a while to take effect, so don’t be surprised when you’re feeling the effects a few hours after eating.
Have any tips for making cannabis fish and chips? What are your favorite marijuana dishes? Let’s get chatting in the comments below!