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Korean Seafood Pancake
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Korean Seafood Pancake

When it is raining outside - nothing better than Korean Seafood Pancake. Throw in a bottle of makgeolli and your dinner is set. 
Course: Medium
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • Green onion - 20 stalks aka Scallions
  • Squid - 1 whole
  • Shrimp - 10
  • Clams - 1/2 cup
  • Cheongyang chili peppers - 1 Spicy, can also use thin slices of 1/2 a jalapeno - take out seeds
  • Mild red chili pepper - 1 Optional, this pepper is not hot - mostly for color
  • Onion - 1/4
  • Egg - 1

Batter

Dipping Sauce

  • Soy sauce - 2 tablespoon
  • Vinegar - 1 teaspoon
  • Sesame oil - a splash
  • Gochugaru Korean red chili flakes - few shakes
  • Sliced onion - few pieces

Instructions

Prep Ingredients

  • Wash green onions thoroughly. Chop them in half. Place them on a plate. Grab half of the stems and turn them upside-down. Now the stems and stalks are mixed evenly.
  • Cut onion into thin slices. Slice green and red pepper at a slight angle.
  • Crack one egg in a bowl and mix it thoroughly.

Prep Seafood

  • Clean and de-vein shrimp.
  • Shuck clams (or mussels).
  • Clean squid and chop into small bite-sized pieces.

Make Batter and Dipping Sauce

  • Take out a large mixing bowl. Place in Korean pancake mix and water. Mix together thoroughly, so that there are no lumps.
  • Take out a smaller bowl and make dipping sauce by mixing soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and Korean red chili flakes together. Add a few sliced onions into the dipping sauce.

Make Pancake

  • Take out mixing bowl. Grab half of the green onions from your pile. (Save the other half for the second pancake).
  • Then take out a dining spoon. Use 5 spoonfuls of batter to coat the green onion stalks. Use your hands to get it coated well. Put a frying pan on medium heat. Pour some oil in and get the pan evenly coated. Once pan is hot, place the green onions in.
  • Gently place the green onions around in the pan to create a bed. Let it cook for 1 minute.
  • After 1 min, place 5 spoonful of batter on the bed of green onions. This batter will seep through the cracks and bind them together while cooking. (This is the 1st layer)
  • Then place half of the shrimp, half of the squid pieces, half of the clams, and half of the onions on top of the green onions. (This is the second layer)
  • Then place another 3-4 spoonfuls of batter over the top of the seafood. Put the green and red peppers on top to make it look pretty (This is the third layer)
  • Finally, use a spoon to put half of the egg mixture on top. This will help bind it all together.
  • After you place the egg mixture over the top, carefully flip the pancake with a spatula. (It's okay if it breaks on the flip - always tough on the first try!). Reduce the heat to a low - don't forget!
  • Let the pancake cook on low for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, grab a plate and flip it back over to its top-side.
  • Eat it with the dipping sauce.

Notes

  • Use your best non-sticky frying pan. Add some more oil after you flip the pancake for the first time. This will keep it from sticking on the second flip. 
  • Watch video for more details