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Shrimp, Corn, and Scallion Pancakes
Jul 19th, 2004

Speaking of guacamole, do you know what goes really well with quacamole? Shrimp, Corn, and Scallion Pancakes with Basil and Mint that's what. These make small rich pancakes that are perfect for spreading with a layer of guacamole and eating with a spicy mix of greens for a tapas-like meal. There is a fair amount of chopped plant matter in the pancakes, which I thought might be off-putting, but the herbs cook with the heat and aren't noticeable when you bite into the pancake. In fact, I've been throwing around ideas of how to make their taste come through a bit more. Whisking half of the herbs with the feta in a food processor and leaving the rest roughly chopped might bring out the taste.

This recipe made enough for two dinners and a bag left over for the freezer.


Shrimp, Corn, and Scallion Pancakes with Basil and Mint

1 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
tsp coarse-grained salt
1 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 large egg, beaten
2 cups fresh corn kernels (3-4 ears)
pound shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cut into small pieces
4 scallions, finely chopped
cup loosely packed, coarsely chopped fresh basil
cup loosely packed, coarsely chopped fresh mint
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil or olive oil spray


In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in center of dry ingredients. Add buttermilk, egg, corn, shrimp, scallions, basil, mint, and feta. Using a rubber spatula, fold until just combined.

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Spoon as many cup servings of batter into pan as you can without causing them to overlap. Cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining
batter. Serve immediately.

-Kathleen Daelemans, Getting Thin and Loving Food
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Comments

that sounds delicious. I've long been a fan of corn and scallion pancakes and have been idly (sp?) looking for a recipe I'd like to try. I'll give this a shot this weekend.

can you tell me why the hell fish is SO cheap in Seattle?

-posted by adm on Mar 13th, 2006
I'm gonna try the pancakes this weekend too! And the mortar and pestle guac!! Ever so excited.

-posted by katie on Mar 13th, 2006
Cool, katie and adm must report back on how the pancakes and guac turn out. I think fish is cheap here because the salmon runs are close and most of the Alaska fishing boats operate out of Seattle and the season is open right now. Also because I'm totally cheap and actually plan where I'm going to do my weekly shopping depending on who has the lowest advertised fish prices in the weekly circulars. Yes, I may be one of the only people under 75 who actually looks at those things.

-posted by kymm on Mar 13th, 2006
I made me some delicious dinner last night that was delicious and we toasted the Queen of the Food Chat, Ms. Kymmberly Lynn Lee Ann Marie Cooperrider. Deeeelishus!!

I made them with the requisite guac (the salt and garlic paste was brilliant and I impressed my husband, who happens to be a terrific guac maker) and used garlic and basil I have been growing in my very own garden. David's birth family has been in town and we had them over for the grubbin'. Everyone was delighted and we barely escaped with leftovers. I added a rice dish I got from Bon Appetit (which always makes me think of Norm MacDonald playing Burt Reynolds aka Turd Fergeson on Celebrity Jeopardy. "I'll take Ape Tit for $200, Alex"). I sauteed onions, garlic and serrano chili until opaque, then added white basmati rice to toast like rissotto, and then added chicken broth and salt to simmer, covered until delicious. I topped the rice with lime juice and fresh cilantro. I also chopped basil, mint and a little feta in with the salad to bring out the cake flavors. Also accidently forgot the feta in with the first batch of cakes and they were equally good and held together well. All in all it was a fabulous feast and we are in your debt KLLAMC.

This morning I am nursing my first cup of coffee in months and am feeling GREAT! Hey, does Mikey read food chat? How's the new lifestyle?? Wish I could have you all over for dinner in my home.

-posted by katie on Mar 13th, 2006
Thanks for posting about your deeelishus dinner Katie, I'm so glad it all came out well and the rice sounds like a really good addition.


-posted by kymm on Mar 13th, 2006
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