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Shrimp_Okonomiyaki Recently when I was on my honeymoon in Tokyo last October we went to this okonomoyaki restaurant and got to choose from a wide variety. I had only ever had Shrimp Okonomiyaki so it was so neat to be able to try other kinds like potato and pork. Shrimp okonomiyaki is still my favorite, and that is what we have for you today. This makes a really good appetizer, just cut into small pieces, or you can grab a variety of other proteins and vegetables and do a create your own. Enjoy!
♥ Teri

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Shrimp Okonomiyaki

Makes 1 (10 inch)

Ingredients:
11/2 cups loosely packed thinly sliced savoy or napa cabbage
1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
11/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup dashi or water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
12 medium-size shrimp, peeled, deveined and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil oil

Okonomiyaki sauce, for garnish
Mayonnaise, for garnish
Furikake seasoning, for garnish
Dried bonito flakes, for garnish

Directions:
1. Combine the cabbage, carrot, and green onions in a large bowl and toss to mix well.
2. In a second smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, eggs, dashi, salt, and pepper. Stir in the shrimp.
3. Pour the egg mixture over the cabbage and toss to coat the vegetables evenly.
4. Heat the oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, pour the entire vegetable mixture, including all of the liquid, into the skillet and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, until the pancake is mostly set.
5. Using a wide spatula, carefully flip the pancake and cook for 4 to 6 minutes longer, until golden brown and fully set.
6. Transfer the pancake to a large plate and let cool for 5 minutes.
7. Decorate the pancake with squiggles of okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise, a sprinkling of furikake, and finally bonito flakes. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.

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  1. heather (delicious not gorgeous) Not Specified Not Specified

    i’m only familiar with pork/bacon oknomiyaki, but shrimp sounds amazing!! i know that serious eats thinks that bacon helps make flipping it easier, but the potentially harder to deal with pancake sounds worth the extra deliciousness that comes with shrimp.

  2. lowandslow Not Specified Not Specified

    where `s the okonomiyaki sauce recipe and furikake?

    • ms n Not Specified Not Specified

      Furikake is a Japanese Seasoning for rice. There are many kinds including a brand that makes a NO MSG product. This is a common product sold in Asian markets. Limited selections appear in large chain markets, in the Asian section less frequently. As for the sauce I would recommend searching the internet…

  3. ms n Not Specified Not Specified

    Okonomiyaki Sauce is similar to Worcestershire Sauce. There are many recipes online to make it from scratch and appears to be sold in the Asian markets in the bottled sauce areas. Good luck there are many versions of this Japanese style pancake worth seeking out. Kind of reminds me of Egg Fu Yon (think I spelled that wrong)..

  4. ms n Not Specified Not Specified

    Egg Foo Yong or
    Egg Foo Young or
    Egg Foo Yung
    Chinese version

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