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Braising

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Braising: to slightly sear ingredients then cook them at a lower temperature in liquid (typically stock or sauce)

Our Five Favorite Braising Recipes 

Braising involves browning the surface of ingredients to help seal in and intensify flavors and texture, then allowing food to tenderize slowly while absorbing additional aromas from the cooking liquid.

1. Chicken Thighs Braised with Cabbage, Herbs, & Sundried Tomatoes

Chicken Thighs Braised with Cabbage, Herbs, & Sundried Tomatoes

2. Braised Short Ribs with Chocolate and Rosemary

Braised Short Ribs with Chocolate and Rosemary

3. Slow Braised Octopus and Rigatoni

Braised Octopus Sauce

4. Beer Braised Spareribs with Sauerkraut

Beer Braised Spareribs recipe

5. Wine and Tomato Braised Brisket with Spicy Red Onion Jam

Wine and Tomato Braised Brisket

Our Five Favorite Pans for Braising

For braising, look for large covered casseroles that can easily be used on the stovetop to sear and to hold your cooking liquid or sauce. Due to the sometimes lengthy process of braising, look for covered pans that will help keep moisture from evaporating.

1. Anolon Advanced 5.5-Quart Covered Braiser with Rack

Anolon Advanced Braiser

2. Anolon Vesta Cast Iron 5-Quart Covered Braiser

Anolon Cast Iron Braiser

3. Anolon Tri-Ply Clad 3-Quart Covered Braiser

Anolon Clad Braiser

4. Circulon Symmetry Chocolate 5.5-Quart Covered Casserole

Circulon Casserole

5. Rachael Ray Cucina 5-Quart Oval Sauteuse

Rachael Ray Sauteuse

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