Oct 14, 2020
Cooking with Cannabis: Lemon Cacio e Pepe Pasta with Arugula
“Life is a combination of magic and pasta”
We think famous Italian filmmaker Ferdeico Fellini was on to something when he said this. And what could be more magical than combining a delicious pasta recipe with infused cannabis butter? If you’re looking for a new cannabis dish to add to your recipe box, this Lemon Cacio e Pepe Pasta with Arugula, infused with sustainably sungrown Solei Free cannabis, is a great choice! Cheese and pepper have never been better than when paired with lemon and arugula. This satisfying creamy twirl of noodles looks decadent but is deceptively easy to pull off.
Lemon Cacio e Pepe Pasta with Arugula
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings (each serving = 8.8 mg THC/56.9 mg CBD)*
- 12 oz (375 g) angel hair pasta
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) Solei Free infused butter
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, at room temperature
- 2 tsp (10 mL) finely grated lemon zest
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) freshly cracked pepper
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) sea salt
- 2 cups (500 mL) baby arugula
- 3/4 cup (175 mL) grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/2 cup (125 mL) cooking liquid.
- Meanwhile, beat together Solei Free infused butter and butter until light and fluffy. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper and salt.
- Add butter mixture to large saucepan set over low heat; whisk in reserved cooking liquid. Add pasta, arugula and 1/2 cup (125 mL) Parmesan to saucepan; mix together until well coated. Serve with remaining Parmesan on the side.
Tip: Add chopped asparagus or peas to the pasta in the last few minutes of cooking time if desired.
*Cannabis is a live plant and potencies will change harvest to harvest. This recipe can be made without cannabis by substituting uninfused oil. Alternatively, you can use Solei Activated Oil once the recipe is completed in order to infuse it with cannabis. Please consume cannabis responsibly, start low and go slow. Don’t drive high.
These recipes were developed in conjunction with THP and their certified cannabis chefs.