Marijuana-Infused Smoked Salmon Is Upon Us, And Here Are 6 Other Foods That Could Use The Same Treatment
What if I told you it was possible to enjoy a wake and bake without any baking required (other than the marijuana-related sort, of course)? If you live in Denver, that paradise could become a reality with Rosenberg's Bagels' marijuana-infused smoked salmon. According to the Huffington Post, the legendary deli's 4/20 celebration video, in which they cold-smoked salmon with THC, is so popular that the company is planning on rolling out the dish at (legal) marijuana dispensaries across the United States. While most THC-laced treats are on the sweet side to cover up the strong taste, Rosenberg's General Manager, Nicholas Bruno, chose to work with the taste instead of fighting against it. "The dill, lemon, and cannabis, everything melds perfectly with the fish," he told the Huffington Post. While it's hard to imagine most of the stoners I know working up the energy to get that fancy, the video makes the recipe look deceptively simple: After extracting THC from marijuana leaves using Everclear, burn the alcohol off to create a cannabis oil. Use the oil to cold-smoke salmon, and boom! You've got salmon that would make Shaggy from Scooby Doo proud.
While we're on the subject, though, I'm going to take the opportunity to make a few suggestions for the next THC-laced treat. As an independent woman I would normally come up with the recipes myself, but somehow I don't think my background in microwavable meals would be very useful. For all you stoners who know how to cook (and live in states where it's legal, of course), may I present a wish list of foods you can tackle next:
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It's the last dish you'd expect to incorporate marijuana, but I would have said that about salmon, too. Plus, its ordinariness means you could get stoned whenever, wherever, while looking super health-conscious to boot.
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It's not like you wouldn't end up ordering pizza anyway. Admittedly, a genius in L.A. is already selling marijuana-laced pizza, but it's time the rest of the nation caught on.
3. Potato Chips
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Potato chips and marijuana go together like...well, potato chips and marijuana. It's totally natural to combine them.
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5. Iced Coffee
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Yes, this is the epitome of a basic white girl wish, but haters to the left, please. (Also, I have well documented feelings on the "basic white girl" stereotype.) Iced coffee is a gift from the gods when you live in a city that regularly gets over 100 degrees in the summer, and the only way it could be improved upon is with the addition of some Mary Jane. Maybe it's best to start the experiments using decaf, though.
<img width="500" alt="" src="http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls1g0dCLGP1r0xiug.gif" height="250" class="article-body-image" title="Image: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls1g0dCLGP1r0xiug.gif"/>I know the point of the THC-infused salmon is to step away from the sweet stuff, but...cheesecake > brownies, forever and always. I rest my case.Images: Jeffrey Bary/Flickr; Giphy (4), televisionwithoutpity/TVland/Tumblr