"When you learn how to cook scallops with a crisp golden crust, they're just so good," says Top Chef Season 3 winner Stephanie Izard. To help brown the scallops, she adds butter to the pan halfway through cooking. The butter and bacon that flavor the colorful chard make the dish nicely rich, a quality balanced by a fruity, slightly acidic Gewürztraminer.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.