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Questions tagged [searing]

Browning meats at high temperatures to achieve the unique golden brown taste on meat created by the Maillard reaction.

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Preventing oil burn when searing steak

Recently got into cooking steak at home and overall been enjoying the results :) That being said, it seems like my pan always smokes quite a bit and the oil looks to be burnt. I'm using refined ...
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Salting meat before simmering

Recipes for beef stew generally call for salting and peppering the meat before browning, then simmering for a long time. How is that different from browning, then adding the same quantity of salt and ...
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When pan searing, why does all of my oil keep disappearing?

So it seems that every time that I pan sear something, any oil I have in the beginning seems to be gone about half way through and it turns into me dry searing whatever I am cooking. My guess is that ...
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How to make a pepper crusted steak

I'm looking for the best method to keep the peppercorns attached to the steak, in order to make a pepper crusted steak. Very often when making this steak by merely rubbing in the peppercorns, the ...
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What are the secrets to a good fond?

A lot of western recipes call for developing a generous, nicely browned fond on a cooking surface after browning meat. Sometimes I get none, sometimes i can tear the surface of the meat off altogether....
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Should I lightly boil or steam meat (eg, beef) before searing?

The common technique I know of is braising, or, basically, sear the meat (eg beef, pork, chicken), 2 minutes per side, then add liquid, cover, and put in oven at low heat for 1 - 2 hours. This works ...
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Cutting seared tuna

Just tried searing our local Mediterranean version of skipjack tuna on a very hot pan. However, when trying to slice it, although I'm using a very sharp santoku, the seared portions tear, making for ...
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Recommendation for a roasting pan that is safe to use on an electric stove?

I have an open coil electric stove and I want to get a roasting pan that is safe to use on it. Namely, I want to be able to sear meats before putting them in the oven, and I want to be able to make ...
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How to imitate the oven on the stovetop?

I would like to know if there are techniques of replicating oven-cooking on the stovetop, without using actual stovetop ovens (aluminum box that sits atop a flame). Although I can cover skillets and ...
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How do you prevent chicken from sticking when searing?

My method of making stewed chicken is to sear the outside, take the chicken out, add veggies, saute, THEN add the chicken and cook until its ready. That way the chicken gets a sear and is not ...
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How do you properly sear a sausage?

I'm a huge fan of sausages, bratwurst especially. It always says to brown all of the sides, but I always find that they roll around quite a bit while I'm searing them. This makes for an odd assortment ...
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Butter burns when pan searing mahi mahi

I have been trying to cook some new things, and I bought myself a good allclad skillet. I've tried pan searing fish a few times, using some hipster techniques I saw on YouTube. I heat the pan pretty ...
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Why did my chicken skin came out papery and dry?

I seared some chicken thighs in the oven (400f, top position with some olive oil and plenty kosher salt) and waited until the skin became golden brown (and thus seared) instead they came out like this:...
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How do you minimize the heat loss from adding meat to a hot pan?

Yesterday as soon as I added 2 chicken breast fillets to a 350°F (175°C) pan (the oil) it dropped all the way to 250°F (120°C). And it took forever for the heat to climb back up. Is there a way to ...
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Why not to cut into the meat when scoring duck breasts?

Every recipe about searing duck breasts I've seen says that you should score the breasts cutting through the skin, but not too deep: you should avoid cutting into the meat. I do follow this ...
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How do you sear tilapia fish?

I tried searing tilapia as a steak on the stove like I do with salmon... Big mess. I dropped it on boiling hot olive oil. All the skin stuck to the pan and I did not manage to get a medium rare at ...