A Grilled “Thai” PB&J Sandwich is a delicious, grown up, gourmet version of the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Sounds strange, but tastes GREAT!
Look at this Grilled THAI Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich. What kind of crazy, weird sandwich is that anyways? A REALLY GOOD ONE. YES. It’s really THAT good.
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How I First Discovered this Amazing Sandwich
The first I ever heard of such a crazy sounding sandwich was when my sister Joni (who was visiting from California) ordered one at our local Farmer’s Market last summer. One of the food vendors were selling these sandwiches, along with a few other gourmet grilled sandwiches.
Truth is, It sounded horrible to me, UNTIL she forced me to try a bite of her sandwich. I didn’t think it would be good a all. GULP… Here is the actual picture I took of her handing me the grilled Thai PB&J sandwich to taste for the first time (shown below).
May I just tell you truthfully that this grilled “Thai” PB&J sandwich was absolutely 100% AMAZING!!!!! That’s right… you heard me. Who ever would have believed that an ordinary old PB&J sandwich could go from “normal” to “over the top” just by adding a few…interesting…Thai-inspired ingredients!
So What Exactly Is IN This Grilled Thai PB&J Sandwich Sandwich?
Because I was curious, I decided to try and make a copycat grilled Thai PB & J sandwich myself in the comfort of my own kitchen and so I did! We have a WINNER! I have made this sandwich MANY times now, for friends and family, and they have always been surprised at how good it is!
Here’s the partial cast of characters: Peanut Butter, Orange Marmalade, Curry Powder, Sriracha Sauce, and fresh Basil. I know…weird, huh? Sounds like some definite Thai inspired flavor combos going on. You will also need some good bread and some butter for grilling, of course!
Crazy, huh? But trust me, this is an absolutely delicious “Gourmet Grown Up Version” of the traditional PB&J Sandwich that you will LOVE if you like Thai flavors. You just have to try this at least once. This is definitely NOT YOUR MAMA’S PB&J sandwich!!!!
Making it is super easy (the pictures aren’t glamorous, but how do you class up a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Here’s how:
How To Make A Grilled Thai PB&J Sandwich
First, spread one piece of bread with butter on one side, then coat the other side of the bread with peanut butter. Spread some of the sriracha sauce on top of the peanut butter. Place the bread, butter side down, in a large skillet on medium heat.
Lightly sprinkle on some curry powder. I never measure it. Just be careful to sprinkle lightly. You don’t need a lot.
Roll up a couple of large fresh basil leaves into a tight roll like this…
Then slice the rolled basil into thin strips. The technical term for this is to “chiffonade” the basil.
Add Basil And Marmalade!
Evenly sprinkle the basil over the peanut butter side. Spread a layer of orange marmalade (I used my own homemade marmalade!) over the basil. The photo below shows the marmalade halfway spread on the sandwich. Spread the entire slice of bread with the marmalade.
Ready To Grill!
Butter one side of the second piece of bread and place it on top of the sandwich, butter side up. Grill the sandwich on both sides (just like you would a grilled cheese sandwich). I usually grill it on medium-low heat.
Grill until both sides of the sandwich are toasted and golden brown. Transfer the sandwich from the skillet onto a serving plate.
Time To Eat!
Slice the Grilled Thai PB&J Sandwich diagonally across to form two triangles. Yes, it might be a bit messy…but that’s great, because the sandwich is so GOOD! Take a bite, and enjoy this delicious sandwich.
It’s still hard to believe that this crazy sounding grilled “Thai” PB&J sandwich is so amazingly GOOD, but it’s true! I’ve made this sandwich at least twenty times since I took that first tentative bite, and it never fails to be ridiculously delicious! I hope you will give it a try.
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- 2 slices good quality bread
- butter (to spread on one side of each piece of bread)
- peanut butter (enough to cover one piece of bread
- orange marmalade (enough to cover one slice of bread)
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (hot chile sauce found in Asian section of grocery store)
- curry powder (I don't measure...just light sprinkle over one side of bread)
- 2 large , fresh basil leaves
- Spread one side of one piece of bread with butter. Place butter side down in skillet.
Spread peanut butter on top of the slice of bread in skillet to cover. Spread sriracha sauce over the peanut butter evenly. Lightly sprinkle with curry powder. Roll and slice the fresh basil leaves. Sprinkle evenly over peanut butter. Carefully spread orange marmalade over sliced basil leaves. Butter one side of the second piece of bread. Put on top of marmalade, butter side up.
- Grill sandwich on medium heat, turning during cooking. Grill until each side is toasted and golden brown. Remove hot sandwich to serving plate. Cut on the diagonal, and serve! Enjoy!
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