Best Seafood Pancake Recipe — Korean Haemul Pajeon

Try out this seafood pancake recipe, haemul pajeon! It’s a tasty Korean twist on a pancake, and pretty damn tasty. A pancake for dinner is a good idea as long as it’s a cool pancake, and seafood is always a good idea.

What You Need For This Seafood Pancake Recipe

6 oz SEAFOOD (shrimp, scallops, squid, etc.)
5-6 GREEN ONIONS (cut into 1” lengths)
1 tsp HOT PEPPER (finely chopped)
½ cup cold WATER
1 EGG (beaten)
2-3 Tbsp cooking OIL
–optional 1 tsp HOT SAUCE (chili garlic, pepper sauce, etc.)

seafood pancake recipe

Korean-style haemul pajeon is a delicious seafood pancake –and fun to make, too.

How To Make A Seafood Pancake

Mix sauce ingredients in a small dish and set aside.
Cut green onions in half and then lengthwise, then cut into 1” pieces. Finely chop 1 tsp of hot red pepper—a hot green pepper will do—but a red pepper makes the dish look yummier (also, add a little red bell pepper for color, if desired).
Chop seafood (seafood is ideal for this dish because it cooks quickly—use shrimp, squid, scallops, clams, etc.).
In a bowl, mix flour with cold water. Mix well until a thin batter is formed (add a drop more water if needed—the batter should be thin enough to coat the veggies and seafood thoroughly and spread evenly when poured into the skillet).
Add onions, peppers, and seafood to the batter and mix well.
Heat a skillet on medium high heat and add oil. When oil is heated, add batter and spread evenly. Cook for 4-6 minutes until the edges of the cake begin to brown—but before the edges brown, add 1 well-beaten egg to the top of the cake (tip: shake the skillet to spread the egg evenly over the cake). When the cake has cooked to a light brown on one side, turn and cook approx. 2 minutes on the other side (it won’t take long—be mindful to not burn the egg, but a light crispness makes this dish delicious)
Remove and serve immediately with the dipping sauce.
Give this seafood pancake recipe a try and let me know what you think, and bon appétit!

For another awesome and easy seafood dish, try this Seafood Stew Recipe.
seafood stew

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–Chef Buck


Best Seafood Pancake Recipe — Korean Haemul Pajeon — 2 Comments

  1. Chef Buck, you have inspired me to get out of the house, and shop for ingredients to make your “Quick Garlic Shrimp” and “Best Seafood Pancake”! I can’t decide which to make today, so I will probably do them both!!! Okay, one tomorrow… 🙂 🙂 🙂
    I have recently come across your cooking demos on YouTube. Besides being very entertaining, you take the fear out of trying something new to cook. Each dish looks YUMMY, fresh, simple to prepare, healthy AND elegant. All that in everyday meals…I am shouting for joy! 🙂 I am eager to get on to all of your other presentations. Thank you for putting some added HAPPY to my days. 😆

  2. Thanks very much . T Have just had it with my friends recently .The cake was a little transparent and
    And it was very delicious so that I want to make it for my friends , TOO!!!
    Huyen Dieu

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