So this was a totally weird fusion idea I came up with yesterday and had no idea how it would turn out. Bringing my favorite Korean dishes together, bulgogi (grilled marinated beef), kimchi (spicy cabbage), and panjeon (scallion pancake). This combination ended up being a delicious creation and that I would definitely make again! The flavors work really well together, and the food was very filling. Have fun with this recipe, it is gluten-free, paleo, and can be vegetarian if you remove the beef!
Pajeon is a Korean specialty also known as a “scallion pancake” or “vegetable pancake”.
1 T coconut oil
1.5 cups potatoes (about 1 large, or 2 small medium)
1 cup shredded carrots
Handful of green onions about 1/4 cup cut
Dash of salt, pepper, garlic
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 T arrowroot powder
1 1/2 cups water
Shred or julienne your vegetables (potatoes and carrots). I used my food processor’s attachment to help with this.
In a separate bowl, combine the water, flours and powders, eggs. Whisk well until all ingredients are combined. Add the shredded vegetables to this batter. Add in dashes of salt, pepper, and garlic.
Heat up a pan with the coconut oil and fill the bottom of the pan with batter. NOTE: Crust will most likely not be the “crispy” texture unless you make your panjeon thin and cook it longer. I prefer my crust a little softer and thicker, so it just depends on your preference. Fry each side for about 5-8 minutes.
Make 1/4 to 1/2 pound. If you cannot find pre-marinated bulgogi, you can marinate the beef in a sauce of the following:
3 T. tamari sauce, 1 T honey, 1/8 cup green onion, 1 T. minced garlic, 1 T sesame oil, dashes of pepper, 1 T sesame seeds.
Marinate for at least 1 hour. When ready, saute or grill beef until brown/cooked through.
1 T hot sauce
4 T tamari sauce
kimchi (premade, can be found in Korean markets or select grocery stores OR make your own, I found a recipe HERE)
4-6 oz. mozzarella (optional, pizza does not need cheese to be delicious!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cooking sheet with foil.
Take your pajeon crust, lay it on the almunum foil. I had to do a quick flip of the pan over the foil, to get the large pancake out.
Combine hot sauce and tamari in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle this sauce over the pajeon crust. Top with beef, kimchi, and cheese (optional).
Cook in the oven for 10 minutes.
And here’s me making a delicious mess…