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Easy World Foods: Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood Pancake)


Try our easy step-by-step recipe for haemul pajeon, a delicious Korean seafood and scallion pancake that can be cut into squares for sharing and dipped into a savory sauce.

© Gourmandize / Silvia Santucci

Serves 4

For the pancakes:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the toppings:

  • 4 handfuls of canned mussels (without the shell)
  • 9 raw frozen shrimp, peeled
  • 12 scallions
  • 1 red chili pepper or bird's eye chili

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

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  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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