Pan searing: to cook food (usually meat, poultry, or fish) at a high temperature to form a caramelized crust.
Our Five Favorite Pan Searing Recipes
Often combined with other cooking methods—grilling, baking, braising, roasting, sautéing—pan searing (aka browning or blackening) is used to quickly give foods a crusted exterior. The browning gives ingredients an intensified flavor and an appealing texture.
Our Five Favorite Pans for Pan Searing
Pan searing involves cooking on medium-high heat. Make sure the pan you use can withstand those temperatures, and has enough surface area to lay your ingredients down flat for a more uniform sear.
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