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Seafood Pancake for Currymouth:

hannaone | Jun 9, 2008 03:15 PM

This recipe is for a seafood pancake, but you can use oysters as a substitute for or in addition to the listed ingredients. Just be sure to slice the oysters in half or thirds (depending on size) and pat dry before use.

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Haemul Pajeon (Seafood Pancake)
Ingredients

Pajeon (Pancake) Seafood & Vegetable Ingredients

1 bunch of scallions, spring, or green onion
1 small carrot, shredded
2 fresh red chili or jalapeno peppers
1 small squid, cleaned (or shredded lobster or crab)
8 medium shrimp, shelled, head and tail off (bag size 20 to 25)
1/3 cup scallop, clam, or mussel

Batter Ingredients

1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup corn or potato starch
2 cup ice cold water
1 tablespoon pure roasted sesame seed oil (NOT cold pressed oil)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Dip ingredients

2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped scallion, spring, or green onion
1 teaspoon roasted sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon coarse ground chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar

Vegetable cooking oil as needed for frying

Directions

Preparation:

Slice larger scallion/onion in half lengthwise.
Cut scallion/onion to 1 inch lengths.
Clean the seafood.
Slice squid in 1/8 by 1 inch strips.
Slice the scallops and chiles (discard seeds, or save for drying) into thin slivers.
Quarter the shrimp by slicing the shrimp in half lengthwise down the back then halving each section from top to bottom.
Pat all ingredie3nts with clean kitchen or paper towel to remove excess moisture.
Toss together in a medium bowl

Dip:
In a small bowl, mix all dip ingredients.
Stir well and set aside.

Batter:
In a small mixing bowl:
Whip egg and sesame oil together with a whisk, fork, or slotted spoon.
In a medium to large mixing bowl:
Mix dry ingredients (flour, starch, salt).
Add egg mixture and water. Stir until well mixed. (Batter should be slightly thinner than standard pancake batter.)

Cooking:

Preheat large flat bottomed skillet (pancake griddle to 350º) over high heat.
Reduce heat to medium and add 1 teaspoon vegetable oil.
Ladle batter into skillet (six to eight inch diameter) and quickly add the tossed ingredients evenly over the batter.
When the underside is lightly browned carefully flip the pancake. (check by slightly lifting one edge with spatula)
Repeat until golden brown on both sides. Edges should be slightly crisp.
Repeat process until all the batter is used. (pancakes may be kept in warm oven until cooking is done).

Cut pancakes into approximately 1 inch by 1 inch sections and serve with dip as a snack or as a side dish with a Korean meal. Unused cooked pancakes may be frozen for later use.

To reheat - Wrap in tin foil and place in 350º oven for about 10 minutes. Add 5 minutes for each additional pancake.

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