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a Thai-Inspired Grilled PBJ Sandwich on a white plate on top of a green cloth

Thai-Inspired Grilled PBJ Sandwich

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  • Author: Whip & Wander
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
  • Category: Sandwiches, Mains
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Thai-Inspired Grilled PBJ Sandwich is a deliciously melty upgrade from the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that got tucked in your childhood lunchbox, with a flavor profile that is equal parts savory, sweet, and spicy. Wide-sliced sourdough bread (or challah if you prefer) gets slathered in a thick coat of peanut butter, sprinkled with curry powder, and drizzled with sriracha hot sauce. Its matching slice gets slathered with a generous dollop of orange marmalade and sprinkled with fresh basil. Once sealed together, it's pan-fried in butter until crisp and golden.



I've given a range of measurements depending on the size of your bread. Large slices of artisan sourdough generally have more surface area than a large slice of challah bread and, therefore, will take slightly more ingredients to cover the bread.

  • 2 large slices of artisan bread (sourdough or challah preferred)
  • 3-4 tbsp peanut butter, creamy or crunchy (thick and spreadable kind)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 2-3 tsp sriracha hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp orange marmalade
  • 6 medium basil leaves, cut in chiffonade
  • 2 tbsp salted butter


  1. Spread peanut butter evenly across the inside of one slice of bread. Sprinkle the top of the peanut butter with curry powder and a drizzle of sriracha. Using a butter knife or a spoon spread the sriracha and curry powder across the peanut butter until evenly coated.
  2. On the second slice of bread, spread the orange marmalade until evenly dispersed. Top with the basil, dispersing evenly across the surface of the marmalade. Seal the slices together and reserve to the side.
  3. Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter directly to the pan. Once melted, carefully transfer the assembled sandwich to the pan. Cook until golden brown on the bottom side, then using a metal turner, carefully flip and cook until golden brown on the opposite side.
  4. Use your metal turner to carefully transfer the sandwich to your cutting board to cool just slightly. Slice in half and enjoy warm.


Nutritional information on Whip & Wander is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 1230
  • Sugar: 40 g
  • Sodium: 976 mg
  • Fat: 76 g
  • Saturated Fat: 25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 110 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 31 g
  • Cholesterol: 60 mg