With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, most Americans are excitedly getting ready to feast on turkey and the many other dishes that have become staples of the holiday like pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes with gravy, along with numerous others. While many folks are looking forward to spending time with family and friends Thanksgiving does have a reputation for being a bit stressful at times. This psychedelic recipe is perfect for enthusiasts that are looking for a more relaxing experience during the usually busy holiday season. This one accounts for a decent sized bird so you will have plenty to share with friends!
12 lb turkey
½ cup cannabutter for the turkey rub
Salt and pepper
1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder (optional)
1/4 oz. decarbed cannabis flower
3 tablespoons cannabutter
⅔ cup chicken stock
⅓ cup maple syrup
3 Tbsp lemon juice
3 cloves of diced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
To get started, first combine the chicken stock, cannabutter, lemon juice, cannabis flower, maple syrup, garlic, salt, and pepper and heat in a saucepan on low for about 15 minutes. Once done, remove the mix from heat and set it aside to let it cool for the time being while you get to work on the bird itself.
Next, use a gloved hand to loosen the skin from the body of the turkey and give your bird a relaxing massage using the cannabutter, salt, and pepper. Make sure that you cover the whole turkey and get into all of the nooks and crannies as well as under the skin you just loosened in order to maximize flavor and effects. At this point you can optionally rub the baking powder over the turkey to ensure that a nice golden brown skin will develop while cooking. Once the marinade has cooled down to room temperature, begin injecting it throughout the bird in as equal amounts as possible.
When your turkey is nicely coated and injected with the marinade preheat your oven to 450°F. While the oven is heating, pour two cups of broth (or water) into a roasting pan, place the turkey on the pan and in the oven, then turn down the heat to 350°F. Next, set a timer so that you can make sure to remove the turkey from the oven every 45 minutes and baste it with the rest of the marinade to prevent it from getting too dry. You will want the turkey to cook for approximately 13 minutes per pound so your twelve pound bird should take about three hours to cook. You’ll know that it is done when the internal temperature measures 180°F at the thigh and 165°F at the breast. When the time is finally up, rest your turkey for about 15 minutes before you begin carving and enjoy!
Have you ever made or tried cannabis infused turkey before? Do you have any recipes that you’d like to share?
On behalf of everyone here at The National Marijuana News, we would like to wish you and your family a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!