Cooking Techniques

Sear

To brown the surface of a food quickly over very high heat in a skillet, under a broiler, on a grill, or in the oven. This seals in natural juices and creates a crispy exterior. Seared food is often eaten very rare with the center being left uncooked.

Searing is also done to help seal in a food's juices in prior to braising or roasting.