Simple, rustic, and swimming in paprika, salsa brava is the perfect dish for those busy nights that call for an elevated kick. Pair this delicious mix with golden potatoes and fresh rosemary—a staple herb that commonly lines the gardens of Pacific Northwest homesteaders and grows wild all over the area. Roasted JoJo-style potatoes bring a hearty element to rosemary’s soft flavor, bringing you a spread that is filling, satisfying, and uplifting.

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Recipe: Rosemary JoJo Potatoes

Start to finish: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. In a medium pot, bring 3-4 cups water to a rolling boil.
  3. As you wait for the water to boil, rinse and scrub the potatoes and cut each one into eight wedges.
  4. Carefully add potatoes to boiling water and cook 5 minutes, or until just beginning to soften (you do not want to fully cook them at this point). Strain into a colander and allow to cool.
  5. Once cooled, place the potatoes and olive oil in a large bowl, toss to evenly coat each wedge. Add the rosemary, salt, and pepper, continuing to toss until seasoning are evenly dispersed
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment, spread out the potatoes wedges, and bake for 20 minutes (rotating once) or until they start to crisp and turn golden brown.
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Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Salsa Brava

Start to finish: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Approximate dosage: 10mg THC per serving*

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 16 ounces canned tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cannabis-infused olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the two teaspoons of olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  2. Add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, but not yet brown. Then add the garlic.
  3. Once the garlic is fragrant—about two minutes—add both regular and smoked paprika and stir to coat. Toss a few times, then immediately add the tomatoes and hot sauce.
  4. Turn heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the cannabis infused olive oil, mixing evenly.
  6. Serve the brava sauce on the side as a dip or over the roasted potatoes and serve.
  7. Enjoy!

Tip: For a spicy kick, consider using hot paprika in place of regular.

*Note: The amounts of cannabis oil specified in this recipe is a very loose suggestion; the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your cannabis oil and the potency you desire. Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky (click here to learn why), so the best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of a serving, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis.

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