SEATTLE — This is en encore presentation:

Hyatt Regency Seattle and its delightful restaurant, Andare Kitchen & Bar, are getting ready to celebrate their first anniversary with a seriously happening holiday season. To mark the start of the most wonderful time of the year, Executive Sous Chef Ryan Olivas demonstrated how to cook Andare Kitchen & Bar's incredible Shrimp Scampi. (Recipe Below!!) 

Regency Ballroom at Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle has the largest ballrooms and event spaces in Seattle.
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Standing proud in the downtown Seattle skyline and dressed in holiday decor, Hyatt Regency Seattle is a prime spot to host holiday dinners or help plan private parties, both small and large. If it's room you're looking for, this hotel has the largest ballrooms and event space in Seattle, with 103,000 square feet of function space. The hotel has a handful of upscale restaurants onsite including Andare Kitchen and Bar, known for its pizza and delicious Italian-inspired fare.

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If you're looking to make memories, consider spending your holiday with the host hotel for the dazzling Enchant Christmas experience. Hyatt Regency Seattle designed an exclusive package to make holiday celebrations special. The Hyatt Regency Seattle Enchant Christmas Package is valid from November 22, 2019 through December 29, 2019 and includes a stay in an upgraded view guest room, complimentary daily valet parking, early check-in, two tickets to Enchant Christmas at T-Mobile Field, and access to the Hyatt Regency Seattle's exclusive Enchant Christmas lobby light display. Click Here to Check Availability for the Enchant Holiday Package.

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Celebrate Enchant Christmas at Hyatt Regency Seattle
Celebrate Enchant Christmas at Hyatt Regency Seattle
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Should you decide to book a holiday season staycation at Hyatt Regency Seattle, be sure to stop by their 24-hour market (called Market) for a sweet craving any time, day or night. They'll be serving up amazing holiday cake pops, cupcakes and other pastries around the clock in addition to coffee, sandwiches, hot entrees and more.

It's hard not to be dazzled by a delicious Shrimp Scampi. But throw in holiday cocktails like Andare Kitchen & Bar's Rosemary Aperol Spritz, and you have yourself a party. If you'd like to get the party started early by entertaining friends or family at home, we've got the perfect recipe for you.

Recipe: Hyatt Andare Kitchen & Bar's Shrimp Scampi Recipe for 2

Savory shrimp scampi from Andare Kitchen + Bar
Hyatt Regency Seattle boats fabulous food, cocktails and wine. Their menu offerings mix Italian flavors with Pacific Northwest flair.
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  • 6 - U6 shrimp
  • 1 Tbsp chopped shallots 
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 Cup white wine
  • 1 Cup Scampi Cream Sauce  (see below)
  • 1 Mushroom Risotto Cake (see below)
  • Finely Chopped Parsley                          

Saute shallots and garlic until it blooms and add shrimp. Once the shrimp gets a little pink, add wine and reduce. Once reduced to sauce consistency, add scampi sauce and finish cooking shrimp with the sauce.

Scampi Cream Sauce

  • 6 Tbsp Olive Oil                
  • 1 oz. Shallots                     
  • ½ tsp Garlic                           
  • ½ cup White Wine
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • ½ tsp Black Peppercorn, whole                                 
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 6 Tbsp Water, Cold                         

Sweat garlic and shallots in olive oil until golden brown. Deglaze with white wine and reduce by half. Add heavy cream, bay leaf, peppercorn, salt and pepper. Bring to boil. Combine water and cornstarch and add to sauce. Reduce sauce to desired consistency.

Mushroom Risotto Cake

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. shallots
  • 6 cups Arborio Rice
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 Tbsp Chicken stock base
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp. mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Heat oil in pot. Sweat shallots, and garlic until translucent. Add rice and toast for 3 minutes. Add white wine and reduce.

In separate pot, heat chicken base and water. Add chicken stock to rice 1 cup at a time, reduce each time. Add herbs and season to taste. Cool on a sheet pan. Once cooled, form risotto into cakes and coat in flour. Fry the risotto cake in a fryer till it gets golden brown and internal temp reaches to 145F. Place the risotto cake in the middle of the bowl and place shrimp on the top of risotto cake. Pour scampi sauce on top and around the rim of the cake. Garnish with chopped parsley.

A few of Ryan's pro tips for making the perfect risotto and shrimp scampi:

  • Stir the risotto for about 25 minutes. Make sure you taste it and that it's al dente, or cooked firm to the bite. Like the Italians do!
  • For the shrimp scampi sauce, you can use butter or heavy cream.
  • Instead of a fryer, you can fry the risotto cakes in a skillet.

 Buon appetito!

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