Home Food Recipe: THC Tartare

Recipe: THC Tartare

Image Credit: Dr. Heather Stein

Tartare is usually something you only order at a restaurant because it seems time-consuming, but with a very sharp knife, it’s really not. Any excellent quality cut with little to no fat will work beautifully: beef tenderloin, bison or venison roasts and steaks. This dish must be eaten immediately. The recipe serves three. I don’t double it because it is then hard to mix, but for an intimate evening in the back garden in sweltering late summer heat, this is a lovely dish.


  • 400g or .88lb lean, high-grade meat, cut into1/4 inch strips
  • 2 tbsps sweet gherkins, cut into pieces slightly smaller than the meat
  • 1 cup (about 5) shallots, minced
  • 5 tbsps dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsps hot sauce (Frank’s works well)
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsps THC-infused extra virgin olive oil (see below)


Combine all liquid ingredients and spices in a small bowl and whisk together. In a large bowl, combine liquids with meat, gherkins and shallots. Use the back of a large metal spoon to press down against the sides of the bowls and tenderize with a smearing motion for about 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Yield: 3 medium-sized servings of possibly quite strong potency if quality bud is used to make the THC oil.

Preparing THC-Oils

THC is oil (and not water) soluble. Because THC escapes at temperatures higher than 325 degrees Fahrenheit, recipes must never bring food to higher temperatures, i.e., no deep-fry.

There are two main methods that i recommend for preparing THC oil: The Slow-Cooker and the Double-Boiler method. Other preparations tend to burn either the oil or the marijuana and are not recommended.

Slow-Cooker Method

Place 5g of vaped-marijuana or 2.5g fresh marijuana for every 1/2 cup oil in a slow cooker. Turn on slow cooker at low setting and let sit for 24 hrs, stirring occasionally. Strain through a cheesecloth or fine strainer into a mason jar. Store in the fridge.

Double-Boiler Method

Same as slow-cooker method, but using a double-boiler set to low. Check water levels regularly. Please, do not leave the house with an unattended element or burner on.

Yield: About 1/3 cup oil for every 1/2 cup originally added