A lot of people think that most Korean food is hot and spicy, like Kimchi. However, there are plenty of Korean dishes that are not hot and are quite delicious. Pajeon is one among them.

It is rich in nutrients and is made from producing dough from flour and adding green onion, onion, seafood and other ingredients. It is a healthy dish because it provides carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, and protein all that the same time.

It is most often consumed as anju, dishes enjoyed with alcoholic beverages, and it considered a particularly appropriate match for makgeolli (막걸리). There’s an area of Busan called Dongnae that is especially famous for pajeon. Be sure to visit Dongnae to have some when you have the chance.

Koreans especially like to have makgeolli and pajeon on rainy days. How about having a bowl of makgeolli and some pajeon with your Korean friends the next time it rains?

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • Scallops
  • Shrimps
  • Green onions
  • Asian chives
  • Zucchini
  • Green chili pepper
  • Vegetable oil

Steps:

  • Place ½ cup of flour, 1 ts salt, ⅔ cup of water in a big bowl and mix it.
  • Chop ½ cup worth of green onions, 3 cups of Asian chives, and shred ½ cup of zucchini. This will make 4 cups of vegetables.
  • Put chopped vegetable into the mixture of flour and water and mix it up.
  • Chop 2/3 cup worth of shrimp and scallop.
  • In a big heated pan, put some oil and spread the vegetable pancake batter thinly. Lower the heat down to medium.
  • Place the chopped seafood over the top and press it down with a spoon or spatula.
  • When the pancake is cooked about 70%, beat one egg and spread it in the center of the pancake and cook a few minutes over low heat.
  • Turn the pancake over with a spatula.
  • Add more oil if needed, and serve it hot with dipping sauce by mixing 1 tbs of soy sauce and ½ tbs of vinegar.

What is meaning of Makgeolli?

  • Makgeolli 막걸리- Korean Rice Wine

Source From: Arirang

Video From: Maangchi