March 22, 2021 by Angela Laufer
This simple yet delicious garlic herb steak butter packs a flavorful punch and can add a wonderful spin to your next grill session. This butter isn’t just well suited for steaks, you can top a pork loin if you’d like, roasted vegetables, baked potato, even drizzle over popcorn! You’ll need only 4T of canna butter (read our Canna-butter Recipe for reference) and about 15 minutes of prep, and your herb butter is ready to be cooled & used. *Make sure you used sunflower lecithin in making your butter (1t lecithin per cup of butter should do the trick) so it’s structural integrity can stay sound as you use the molds or roll your butter into a log. To read further on the benefits of using lecithin, visit Lecithin: A Secret Weapon in Cannabis Edibles*
Step 1: Mince Garlic & Parsley + Butter: Mince 1 T garlic and 1 T fresh parsley and add to a small mixing bowl with 4 T of room temperature canna butter. It is important that the butter is room temp, for easier and more thorough mixing.
Step 2: Mash Ingredients: With a fork, mash all of your ingredients together until well combined.
Step 3: Shape the Butter: After your butter is well mixed, you can either use silicone candy molds to shape it or roll the herb butter tightly in plastic wrap in a log shape, to chill overnight before slicing.
Step 4: Top Your Favorite Steak & Sides: After your herb butter is cooled and firm, it’s ready to be enjoyed on your favorite cut of steak, pork loin, roasted vegetables, baked potato, even drizzled on popcorn! With my herb butter, I topped a porterhouse steak from Wisconsin, along with bacon wrapped green bean bundles and brown sugar glaze, sauteed mushrooms, and a red wine reduction. (: (: *Note that you CAN store this butter in your freezer. Butter can be wrapped tightly and frozen for up to 6 months. Just allow it to thaw in the refrigerator before using. *
Cooking with Cannabutter
A good starting point for ingesting cannabis edibles is to limit yourself to <5mg THC ; even less if you are new to THC-infused food. It can have the tendency to be a lot stronger, more intense, and can differ drastically from smoking it. For one, the effects can take anywhere from a half hour to 3 hours to fully metabolize, depending on an individual’s unique body and metabolic rate. In addition, because the THC is digested through your liver, and can more readily cross the body’s blood-brain barrier, the high can be stronger and last longer.
With that said, your butter’s potency depends on many factors, from how long and hot it was cooked, to the potency of your starting product, as well as taking into consideration if your strain was indica or sativa leaning. To test the potency and effect of your finished product, try spreading ¼ or ½ tsp on a snack and see how that dose affects you after an hour or so. Titrate your dose as desired, and you can then use this personalized “standard” dose as a baseline for your recipes.