Asparagus and spring onions in pancake batter with spicy fermented hot pepper paste. Pancakes with asparagus and Gochujang

Savory pancakes with green asparagus and Korean gochujang paste are a great idea for a quick lunch, dinner or dinner. The recipe for this delicious dish comes from the book SMAK by Yotam Ottolenga and Ixty Belfrage. In the book, the dish is described as pancakes, but I think they can also be described as omelettes or pancakes, pancakes or pancakes.

Naleśniki ze szparagami i Gochujang

Gochujang is a Korean hot pepper paste, fermented. It is used for marinating meat, as a seasoning for soups, stews and for pickling vegetables, e.g. kimchi. It is also a great addition to pancake batter. The spiciness and taste of the pancakes will depend, among other things, on the quality of the gochujang paste used. So try it before adding it to the dough so there are no surprises.

INGREDIENTS for 4 pancakes

  • 135 g of wheat flour
  • 60 g rice flour
  • 1 egg
  • 325 ml of very cold water
  • 1.5 tablespoons of hot pepper paste Gochujang (more or less as you like)
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • frying oil
  • 300 g asparagus (without woody ends), halved lengthwise
  • 120 g of spring onions cut in half crosswise and lengthwise
  • salt
  • yoghurt or creme fraiche to serve with sauce


  • 50 ml of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of rice vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely aged or crushed
  • fresh chili, chopped or dried in flakes - to taste


  1. We are preparing the sauce. Put all the ingredients in a bowl, stir until combined and set aside.
  2. Pour both flours and half a teaspoon of salt into a larger bowl, mix with a whisk.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, ice water, gochujang paste and cilantro.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour in a thin stream and mix with a whisk until a smooth mass is obtained, no longer.
  5. In a frying pan with a diameter of 18 - 20 cm, pour a tablespoon of oil and heat it well.
  6. We put 1/4 of the asparagus, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and fry for about 2 minutes until they start to blush. Turn the asparagus several times during frying.
  7. Add 1/4 spring onions to the pan and fry for another 30 seconds.
  8. Pour the asparagus and spring onions with 1/4 of the batter, spread evenly over the pan and fry for about 2 minutes.
  9. Flip and fry the other side until the pancake turns brown and crispy.
  10. Put it on a plate and fry the next pancakes.
  11. Distribute pancakes on plates, serve with yoghurt, previously prepared sauce and coriander.

also check

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Grilled skewers - asparagus with halloumi cheese


Black quinoa salad - green asparagus - green peas - feta - sweet potato chips


French pastry tartlets baked with green asparagus



Wiktoria 2023-05-16 09:51:42

Wow, przyznam, że już nie mogę się doczekać, aby spróbować takich naleśników i kombinacji smaków. :)


TajemniceSmaku 2023-05-16 11:21:51

Polecam, to bardzo szybkie i pyszne danie 🙂


Ilona 2023-05-17 11:57:35

Przyznam, że nigdy nie widziałam takich. Zapowiadają się inaczej i smacznie


TajemniceSmaku 2023-05-17 12:09:14

Polecam, to bardzo pyszne i szybkie w przygotowaniu danie!


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