How to Make a Cannabis-Infused Turkey
Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, and if you are like me, you are very much looking forward to getting stoned to the bone and eating everything in site. I don’t like everything about Thanksgiving, but the food and time with my family is definitely something that I look forward to every year. I come from a pretty big family, which means that the selection of food is always abundant.
The turkey is obviously the focal point of most Thanksgiving Day meals, unless of you are a vegetarian or vegan, at which point I apologize in advance for this article. Making a cannabis infused turkey is much easier than you might think, provided that you are already familiar with how to make a non-cannabis infused turkey. Below is the recipe I am using on Thanksgiving Day, which basically uses cannabis butter (cannabutter) as a rub on the outside of the turkey, and in the marinade that is injected into the turkey. It also incorporates some cannabis flower (taken from the YouTube video here, which can also be seen below). Happy Danksgiving!:
12 lb turkey
½ cup cannabutter
Salt and pepper
1/4 oz. cannabis flower
3 tablespoons cannabutter
⅔ cup chicken stock
⅓ cup maple syrup
3 Tbsp lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, diced up
Salt and pepper
1. Combine marinade ingredients and heat in a saucepan on low for 15 minutes, then remove from heat and let it cool.
2. Rub the turkey with cannabutter, salt, and pepper.
3. Inject the marinade throughout the turkey in equal amounts.
4. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
5. Pour two cups of broth or water into the roasting pan, place the turkey in the oven and turn down the heat to 350°F.
6. The rule of thumb for cooking a turkey is 13 minutes per pound. Our 12 lb turkey took about 3 hours to cook. It’s done when the temperature measures 180°F in the thigh and 165°F in the breast.
7. Every 45 minutes, remove the turkey from the oven and baste with the rest of the marinade.
8. Rest the turkey for 15 minutes before carving.