Grilled Potatoes With Asian Seasonings Recipe

Are you ready to take your grilled potatoes to a whole new level? Today, I’m excited to share with you my recipe for Grilled Potatoes With Asian Seasonings that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

As a BBQ chef, I often find myself experimenting with different seasonings and flavor combinations. That’s how I stumbled upon this recipe that uses some of the best Asian spices and ingredients to make the most mouthwatering potato dish you’ll ever taste.

If you love grilled potatoes or roasted potatoes, this recipe is perfect for you. It combines the smoky flavor of grilled potatoes with the savory and umami flavors of soy sauce, sesame oil, scallions, and garlic cloves. The combination of crispy potato slices and crunchy sesame seeds makes it even more irresistible.

Whether you’re having a backyard BBQ party or just craving some comfort food, these Grilled Potatoes With Asian Seasonings are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So, let’s get grilling!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Grilled Potatoes With Asian Seasonings
Grilled Potatoes With Asian Seasonings

Picture yourself biting into a soft and creamy grilled potato that has been cooked to perfection. The seasoning is spot on, an Asian-inspired fusion of sesame oil, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, and sesame seeds. You can feel the flavors come alive in your mouth as you savor the dish.

Grilled potatoes with Asian seasonings is one of those recipes that will have you hooked after your first bite. It is a perfect side dish that complements any meal from roasted chicken to Asian-spiced turkey. Not only is it easy to prepare, but the combination of the ingredients also creates a unique flavor profile that sets this recipe apart.

But why stop at dinner parties? This recipe is also suitable for a picnic or barbecue with friends on weekends. Few dishes can beat the versatility of grilled potatoes with Asian seasonings. Whether you are cooking up mini potatoes or full-sized red potatoes, this recipe always steals the show.

In addition to flexibility and exotic flavors, grilling these potatoes saves you time and effort. With minimal cleanup and no oven pre-heating required, you can focus on relaxing while your potatoes are cooking over low heat with olive oil and unsalted butter.

What’s more? This dish is customizable! You can tweak the ingredients to suit your unique palate or substitute ingredients based on dietary requirements without compromising on taste.

Whether you prefer roasted potatoes or foil-grilled potatoes, this recipe is perfect for creating memorable dining experiences easily. So go ahead – try this recipe out today and let your taste buds savor the flavors of Asia!

Ingredient List

 Crispy yet tender, these grilled potatoes are bursting with flavor!
Crispy yet tender, these grilled potatoes are bursting with flavor!

Before we start grilling, we need to gather our ingredients first. For this appetizing recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 medium potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch thick (you can use any variety of potatoes like baby potatoes or red potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • Scallions, thinly sliced for garnish

For seasoning, prepare:

  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Chinese Five Spice, which gives an excellent flavor boost to the dish.

For serving, you will need foil for making a foil packet and a grill heated to high heat.

Make sure to have all the necessary ingredients ready before preparing the dish so that it will be easier and faster for you to cook.

The Recipe How-To

 Bring a taste of Asia to your BBQ with these irresistible potatoes.
Bring a taste of Asia to your BBQ with these irresistible potatoes.

Let’s dive into the recipe how-to of this grilled potatoes with Asian seasonings dish. Get your ingredients together, heat up the grill and let’s get started!


  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into ¼ inch slices.
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced.
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil.
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature.
  • Sesame seeds and chopped scallions for garnishing.

Cooking Steps:

  1. Preheat your gas grill to medium-high heat or heat a charcoal grill until the coals are ash white.

  2. Lay out a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a flat surface. You can also use two layers of regular foil.

  3. Place the sliced potatoes onto the aluminum foil, then add sliced garlic cloves.

  4. Drizzle soy sauce and sesame oil over the potatoes, then toss to coat everything evenly.

  5. Cut unsalted butter into small pieces and distribute them evenly over the potatoes.

  6. Wrap the entire mixture in foil, creating a tightly sealed packet.

  7. Place the packet on the preheated grill and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes depending on how thick you sliced your potatoes.

  8. After cooking, transfer the grilled potato slices from the packet into a large bowl or serving platter.

  9. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped scallions before serving.

Enjoy your delicious Grilled Potatoes with Asian Seasonings!

Substitutions and Variations

 With a little bit of prep work, your taste buds will be thanking you for these flavorful spuds.
With a little bit of prep work, your taste buds will be thanking you for these flavorful spuds.

If you love to experiment or want to try something different, this recipe is highly adaptable, and you can tweak it to suit your preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations that you might want to consider when preparing grilled potatoes with Asian seasonings:

– Instead of using white potatoes, use red or baby potatoes for a sweeter flavor and firmer texture. You can also try using sweet potatoes for a unique twist on the classic dish.

– Add some vibrance by incorporating colorful veggies like bell peppers, onions, and carrots into the foil packet. The combination of flavors and textures will amaze your taste buds.

– For a healthier option, swap butter with olive oil or vegetable oil. You can also use coconut oil for a tropical taste.

– If you’re not keen on sesame oil, substitute it with peanut oil or vegetable oil.

– Add some protein to your dish by pairing the grilled potatoes with grilled chicken or fish. Alternatively, try roasting some tofu or tempeh in the same foil packet as your potatoes.

– For an extra kick of heat, sprinkle some red pepper flakes or chili powder over the potato slices before grilling.

– If you want to give your potatoes an Italian twist, sprinkle them with garlic powder, salt, and Italian seasoning instead of Asian spices.

– Chinese five-spice powder is a must-have ingredient in Asian cooking. However, if you don’t have it on hand or can’t find it at your grocery store, substitute it with allspice or ground cinnamon.

By making these substitutions and variations to the recipe, you can create entirely new dishes that will impress your guests and leave them asking for more. Don’t be afraid to experiment; sometimes the best recipes come from trying something new.

Serving and Pairing

 These grilled potatoes may just steal the show at your next summer BBQ.
These grilled potatoes may just steal the show at your next summer BBQ.

When it comes to serving this grilled potato dish, the sky’s the limit. The savory flavors of the sesame oil, garlic, and soy sauce will complement a variety of main dishes, especially those with Asian or fusion themes.

If you’re looking for a tasty side for a weeknight dinner or a picnic, these grilled potatoes are a perfect choice. Not only they are easy to make, but they also pair well with chicken, beef, pork or fish.

You can also serve these grilled potatoes as an appetizer. Simply chop them into bite-size pieces and skewer them with a toothpick for a delicious finger food treat. They’re a great addition to any party platter that will leave your guests asking for more.

For a complete meal idea, try adding sliced scallions as a topping and serve the potatoes alongside a green salad or roasted vegetables.

Whether you choose to make these potatoes as the main side dish at your next summer BBQ, or pair them with Asian-inspired cuisine, this versatile recipe is sure to please your taste buds and impress your guests.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to drool over the perfect combination of crispy and savory.
Get ready to drool over the perfect combination of crispy and savory.

Let’s face it – life can get busy, and it’s not always possible to cook up a fresh meal every single day. That’s why it’s helpful to know how to store and reheat your grilled potatoes with Asian seasonings so you can enjoy them anytime you need a quick and tasty side dish.

If you want to make things even easier when preparing this recipe, you can cook the potatoes ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to grill them up. Simply follow the recipe as instructed up until the point where you would typically place the potato slices on the grill. Instead of grilling them right away, let the potatoes cool down to room temperature, then transfer them to an airtight container or plastic bag and store them in the fridge for up to three days.

To reheat your pre-cooked potatoes, there are a few different methods you can use depending on how much time you have and what equipment you have available. For a simple reheating option that doesn’t require any additional cooking equipment, try microwaving your potatoes in 30-second intervals until they reach your desired level of warmth.

If you have a little more time and want to enjoy the same “grilled” flavor as your original batch of potatoes, try reheating them on a grill or in a grill pan. Place your pre-cooked potato slices directly onto the grill or in a grill pan over medium-high heat for about two minutes per side, or until they’re heated through and crispy on the outside.

One thing to watch out for when reheating grilled potatoes is that they can sometimes turn mushy if overcooked. To prevent this from happening, be sure not to overcook your pre-cooked potatoes when reheating them, and avoid cooking them for too long or at too high of a temperature.

Whether you want to prep these delicious potatoes ahead of time or just need guidance on how to store and reheat leftovers, following these tips will ensure that you get the best results possible from this fantastic recipe.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Add some excitement to your usual potato dish with these amazing Asian seasonings.
Add some excitement to your usual potato dish with these amazing Asian seasonings.

Ah, the delicious aroma of grilled potatoes! As a BBQ expert, I know that cooking grilled potatoes with Asian seasonings may seem complicated, but it’s actually a simple and satisfying dish. Here are some tips for ensuring that your grilled potatoes come out perfect every single time.

First of all, make sure to heat your grill properly. Before cooking, the grill should be heated to high heat, which usually takes about 10-15 minutes. During this time, you can prepare your ingredients and place them in foil packets or directly onto the grill.

To prevent the potatoes from sticking to the grill, lightly coat each slice with olive oil before placing them on the grill. Also, try using smaller and thinner slices of potatoes so that they cook evenly without burning.

Another tip is to avoid overcooking the potatoes. They should be tender and crispy on the outside, but not dry or charred. To achieve this perfect balance, be sure to monitor and adjust the temperature as needed.

For added flavor, try using a variety of spices such as garlic powder, Italian seasoning or Chinese five spice. Be cautious with salt as some soy sauce brands may already contain ample amounts of sodium. Also, sprinkle scallions and sesame seeds after grilling as these add unique and exciting textures to your dish.

Finally, do not overcrowd the grill or foil packet because doing so can affect the quality of the roasted potatoes. As a BBQ veteran, I can attest that having enough space between each potato slice ensures even grilling and prevents hot spots.

These tips are surefire ways to guarantee great results when grilling up some tasty Asian-seasoned potatoes. Remember that attention to detail is key in any recipe so don’t hesitate to adjust proportions or ingredients to suit your tastes while keeping in mind these fundamental grilling techniques.


Now that we’ve gone through the nitty-gritty details of this grilled potatoes asian seasonings recipe, you must be wondering about some important questions that could arise while cooking it. Rest assured, as I’ll now answer several frequently asked questions to help you clear up any confusion and pave a smooth path towards delicious grilled potato slices with Asian seasonings.

What do you soak potatoes in before grilling?

To enhance the taste and texture of grilled potatoes, a helpful tip is to immerse the spuds in salted water beforehand. This method not only infuses flavor but also aids in eliminating excess starch that can lead to a soggy outcome.

Should I boil potatoes before grilling?

To ensure your potatoes are perfectly cooked, it’s important to give them a quick par-boil before grilling. This helps create a creamy texture inside while still achieving a charred exterior. Skipping this step can result in burnt potatoes with undercooked or excessively dry insides, ultimately ruining the dish. Additionally, par-boiling significantly reduces overall cook time, making the grilling process much more efficient.

How long to pre cook potatoes before grilling?

When it comes to preparing potatoes for a BBQ meal, it’s important to cook them until they are easy to pierce with a fork but still firm. The time required for this can vary from 15 minutes for smaller potatoes to 25-30 minutes for larger ones.

Do you wash potatoes before grilling?

To prepare the potatoes for grilling, the first step is to wash and dry them using a paper towel. Afterward, slice them lengthwise into 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick pieces. If you prefer, you may also remove the skins before cutting them into slices by peeling them.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Asian-seasoned grilled potatoes are not only delicious, but they are easy to make and perfect as a side dish for any meal. The combination of soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and scallions is just the right blend of flavors to turn an ordinary potato into something spectacular.

So, whether you’re grilling on a gas grill or baking in the oven, these foil-grilled potatoes are sure to be a hit at your next dinner party or family gathering. And with the added benefit of being able to customize your ingredients to your liking, you can truly make these potatoes your own.

So don’t wait any longer! Grab some potatoes and get grilling! You won’t regret it!

Grilled Potatoes With Asian Seasonings

Grilled Potatoes With Asian Seasonings Recipe

This is a recipe by Steven Raichlen from "The Barbecue Bible". Posted for ZWT 2008.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Calories 300.5 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature (1/2 stick)
  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices (each about 6 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, both white and green parts, trimmed and finely chopped
  • salt and pepper


  • Set up the grill for indirect grilling and preheat to medium.
  • Cut 4 sheets of heavy-duty foil, each 14 X 8 inches. Place a sheet of foil, shiny side down, narrow edge toward you on the work surface. Smear a tablespoon of the butter in the center of the bottom half of the rectangle (the half closest to you).
  • Mix the soy sauce, sesame seeds, garlic and scallions.
  • Top each buttered area with 1/4 of the potatoes and 1/4 of the soy sauce mixture. Season with salt and pepper before closing up the packages.
  • Fold the top half of the foil over the potatoes and bring the top and bottom edges together. Fold the edges over several times to make a tight seal.
  • When ready to cook, place the foil packages in the center of the hot grate, away from the heat. Cover the grill and cook until the packages are dramatically puffed, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Serve, warning everyone to open the packages at arm’s length, using knives and forks, as the escaping steam will be very hot.



Serving: 249gCalories: 300.5kcalCarbohydrates: 39.6gProtein: 6.3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7.7gCholesterol: 30.5mgSodium: 518.9mgFiber: 5.5gSugar: 2g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Asian, Low Protein, Potato, Vegetable
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Shara loves to experiment with different flavors and techniques when it comes to BBQ. She has been perfecting her craft for years and loves hosting backyard BBQs with friends & family. She often comes up with creative recipes that her guests rave about.