Cannabis Infused Shrimp And Grits

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Welcome to our blog, devoted to cannabis cuisine! Here you’ll find recipes from world-renowned chefs and ganjapreneurs who know how to satisfy any craving. So sit back, relax, and let us take your taste buds on a journey!

American comfort food is a favorite among cannabis chefs because the common effects of eating marijuana-infused dishes are relaxation and happiness. Comfort food, which consists of meals that make us think of happy memories, usually includes mac n’ cheese, meatloaf and mashed potatoes—all rich in fat and easy to infuse with cannabis.

A recent transplant to Los Angeles from Chicago, Chef Esteban of Crowned Catering draws on his experience growing up as an Army brat and sampling traditional cuisine from around the world when he creates recipes that incorporate cannabis.

“When I lived in Germany as a kid, I ate schnitzel all the time,” Esteban said. “It’s really emotional food for me—it comforts me. And even though it’s not the healthiest, we want our restaurant to make people feel good.”

After getting an education in the culinary arts at Washburn Culinary Institute in Chicago, Esteban decided to move out and pursue his dreams in Los Angeles. He had read about other chefs who were successfully integrating marijuana into their dishes, and believed he could duplicate that same success. currently running a catering company that focuses on traditional cuisine, Esteban is hoping to launch a new business next year that will specialize in medicated meals.

The chef explained, “I only add around 10 mg of THC per dish. I want diners to feel the THA and taste the cannabis as they enjoy their meal.”

Soothe yourself with Southern-style cannabis cuisine.

This recipe for Sativa Shrimp & Ganja Grits is versatile in how you can add the cannabis. Esteban said: “It’s my grandmother’s recipe, and it’s easy to change how much cannabis you include. You can infuse the butter or oil used to cook the shrimp, or add cannabutter to the grits themselves, or do both!

“Cannabis might make the grits taste more potent, but it also gives the shrimp an earthy flavor,” Esteban said. He recommends adding paprika and garlic spices to enhance this recipe’s savory flavors. Keep in mind that you may want seconds when planning your THC dosage.

You can control how much THC you want by using more or less cannabutter.

Chef Esteban’s Sativa Shrimp & Ganja Grits


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup stone-ground grits
  • 3 tablespoons cannabutter
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • Garlic powder

If you’re looking for a fast and easy meal to whip up on a busy weeknight, this is it.

Bring water and stock to a boil, then add salt and pepper. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, stirring frequently. This should take 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the cannabutter and shredded cheese.

If you’re looking to make a dish that everyone will love, shrimp sautéed in bacon grease is the way to go!

Rinse your shrimp under water and pat them dry with a napkin. Then, add salt, pepper, red chili flakes and garlic powder to taste. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned before adding finely chopped garlic – be careful not to burn the garlic. Take out the bacon from the pan (but leave the grease), put in your shrimp and cook till they’re tender; which should only take 1-2 minutes max.. Add cannabis-infused olive oil (optional) along with chopped bacon, parsley, scallions & garlic back into pan before stirring everything together for 3 additional minutes on low heat.

Serve the grits in a bowl, and top with shrimp mixture.

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