Video: Shrimp and Scallion Pancakes

Onward with the book publicity stuff! I really hope you enjoy this recipe, which is a current favorite of mine and which is featured in one of the later chapters. Bonus: Teddy loves it too!

Korean-Style Shrimp and Scallion Pancakes via Bon Appétempt
Makes 8 to 10 pancakes

For the pancakes:

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or another neutral oil, plus more for the pan
1 bunch scallions, dark and pale green parts only, cut into 3-inch pieces
1 pound peeled shrimp, chopped into 1-inch pieces (depending on the exact size of the shrimp, each one is chopped into 2 or 3 pieces)
1 small jalapeño, sliced into very thin rounds

For the dipping sauce:
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
A few pinches of Korean red pepper (or Italian crushed red pepper)

To make the pancakes:
In a large bowl, mix the flour, eggs, and oil with 1 cup water until a smooth batter is formed. Stir in the scallions and shrimp. Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Place a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and thinly coat the bottom with oil. Once the oil is hot and lightly smoking, use a slotted spoon to scoop out as many 4-inch-in-diameter pancakes as you can. (The slotted spoon is important here, as you want just enough batter to hold the pancake together.)

With the bottom side of the pancakes cooking, use a fork (to protect your fingers) to lay one or two of the jalapeño rounds on top of each pancake. (You may not end up using the entire jalapeño.)

Cook until the bottom is browned, about 3 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3 minutes, occasionally pressing down on each pancake with the spatula, which helps to make sure you don’t get any pancakes with uncooked batter in the middle.

Repeat with the remaining batter, adding additional oil halfway through if needed. (You may want to place the finished pancakes in an ovenproof dish and throw them in a 275°F oven just to keep them warm.)

To make the dipping sauce: 
In a small bowl, mix together the vinegar, soy sauce, and red pepper. Serve the dipping sauce alongside the pancakes.


Matthew said...

One of my faves from the book too, though I might slightly prefer "Matt's Lemon Pasta". xoxo

Dani Elis said...

Just got an email confirming my pre-order is on its way :) Yay!

Your videos always make me smile and remind me not to take things too serious, it's nice to see a food blog that does that!

Ps. Teddy is super cute!!

Carmen said...

i haven't seen aaaaall your videos, but of the ones i have seen, this one was my favorite. (welllll, the dancing ones are good too) but i think i just fell in love with teddy

Unknown said...

I love this. I love this video. ;)

Mimi said...

"Don't worry about it" is solid advice for pretty much any situation and is kind of the bonappetempt motto.

Caley said...

Just pre-ordered your book alongside a little Solnit as per some of your previous reading recommendations! Can't wait!

Lindsay Beth said...

been reading your blog for a few years. i love it all... todos!
buying your book!!!

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks so so so much, Dani!

Amelia Morris said...

awwww, thanks, Carmen! That stream of kisses was SUPER rare. I guess he was playing it up for the camera??

Amelia Morris said...

Thank you as always, Shannon!!

Amelia Morris said...

hahahahaa totally

Amelia Morris said...

Thank you, Caley!! And how cool / hilarious would it be if when people ordered one of Solnit's book, my book popped up as a "you might also like" option! :) :)

Amelia Morris said...

Thank you sooo much, Lindsay!!

Sara said...

I just made these from the book the other night. Delicious!

Caley said...

Fingers crossed! Who do we write at Amazon about making this a reality? ;)

artkid said...

I came to your reading at Skylight and I just finished your book this morning (August 6 2015). I really enjoyed your book (my family is from Pittsburgh and I have lots of memories of lady locks and still laugh when I drive past Sheetz - can't I get a Sheetz tee shirt?). I'm feeling inspired to start cooking again. Thanks! And that clip of Teddy kissing you is the cutest. Almost makes me want a baby again though been there, done that :-)

Amelia Morris said...

@artkid Thank you so much for coming to the reading and for reading the book! Lady locks and Sheetz forever! Also: Go Steelers! (right?)