Shrimp Pancake Recipe — Spicy Haemul Pajeon

This spicy shrimp pancake makes a nice change from your average pancake or shrimp recipe. It’s a savory pancake dish that can be prepared quick and easy and served for any meal, even
breakfast, if you don’t mind looking at a shrimp first thing in the morning. I like big chunky pancakes full of shrimp and vegetables, especially lots of green onion, but you can easily make
smaller versions of this seafood pancake. Shrimp is a great ingredient in a pancake because it can cook through so quickly, but most any chopped seafood will work. I often make a similar
seafood pancake, a Korean style dish called Haemul Pajeon using bags of less expensive mixed seafood from the grocery freezer department.

Ingredients for Shrimp Pancake Recipe

8-10 Lg SHRIMP
5-7 GREEN ONIONS
2 EGGS
¼ RED BELL PEPPER
HOT PEPPER slices (optional)
1 cup FLOUR
1 cup WATER
1 tsp CHILI POWDER
1 tsp PAPRIKA
1 tsp GARLIC POWDER
SALT and PEPPER (to taste)
2-3 Tbsp OIL for cooking
1 Tbsp melted BUTTER optional

dipping sauce:
¼ cup RICE VINEGAR
¼ cup SOY SAUCE
CHILI-GARLIC SAUCE (to taste, optional)

shrimp pancake

Korean style Haemul Pajeon with shrimp

How to Make a Spicy Shrimp Pancake

  • Combine flour and water and mix well, the batter should be thin.
  • Add in melted butter (this is optional…sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t).
  • Add in spices and stir.
  • Chop slender green onions into approx. 1 inch pieces and add into batter (thicker onions should be sliced lengthwise first).
  • Add in chopped shrimp.
  • Add thinly sliced red bell pepper and hot peppers to batter and combine all until ingredients are well coated.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick skillet on medium high.
  • Adjust temperature as needed through out cooking, but make sure the oil is hot before adding the batter.
  • Add batter to hot skillet and shape into a pancake shape. Make 1 big pancake, or make pancakes; this recipe easily serves 2 people.
  • Pour a beaten egg over the pancake top.
  • Cook until the cake is golden brown on bottom, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Turn the cake (or flip it–but with confidence!) and cook the eggy side for about 2 more minutes.

And that’s it!
Top with sour cream, soy sauce, or with a mixed dipping sauce.

Dipping Sauce
Combine equal parts rice vinegar and soy sauce and mix well. Adding a little chili-garlic sauce is a nice touch, and and will provide a nice bite. For a sweeter sauce, add a little hoisin or plum
sauce, or just 1-2 tsp sugar.

Give this spicy shrimp pancake recipe a try and let me know what you think, and bon appétit.

And for more Shrimp and Seafood recipe ideas, check out the Chef Buck Seafood Recipe Playlist

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