Summer Scallops with Trattoria Serventi

Scallops are just part of the featured menu at Trattoria Serventi in Grosse Pointe Woods. But its one meal they do really well, said owner Joe Serventi. He and Chef John Tozzi  dropped by the Fox2 News studios Saturday morning to showcase their scallops and other signature dishes. 

Scallops alla Ozzi

Ingredients

  • 4  10/20oz scallops
  • 5oz.  julienned pancetta
  • 5oz. diced leeks
  • 1oz.  Shitake mushrooms
  • 1 clove sliced garlic
  • 1 tsp. chopped parsley
  • 5 leaves  fresh basil chiffonade
  • 2oz.  Brandy
  • 1oz.  butter
  • 6oz.  heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pinch salt; 1 pinch pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

Directions

  1. Season scallops with salt and pepper
  2. Heat olive in a sauté pan until hot, then place in scallops
  3. Sear until golden brown on one side, then flip and add pancetta
  4. Render fat from pancetta until crispy, then add leeks, mushrooms, basil, garlic, and parsley
  5. Then add Brandy, when flame of the alcohol content burns out add butter and cream
  6. Reduce sauce until thick and creamy, then pour over scallops
  7. Serve over toast points
     
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