Lessons > Searing
Searing is what gives many roasts, stews, braised dishes and even certain types of seafood that gorgeous, rich color and sweet flavor.
It is a common mistake to use the terms pan-searing and pan-frying interchangeably. While searing is somewhat similar to pan frying, it is generally done over higher heat and is used to quickly brown the surface of foods without cooking them internally.
In this lesson, you will learn how searing works. You will understand when to sear foods and how to sear on the stove top so you can add intense flavor and color to your cooking.
- describe what searing is
- understand why searing does not “seal” in juices
- determine when to sear foods
- properly sear foods on the stove top
||START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour|
|1.||Introduction: Searing||2 mins||
|2.||Complete Your Self Assessment||2 mins||
|3.||Debunking the Sear & Seal Theory||4 mins||
|4.||Determining When to Sear||3 mins||
|5.||Searing on the Stove Top||45 mins||
|6.||Practice Activities & Recipes||75 mins||
|7.||Lesson Quiz||15 mins||
|Finish Line||2 hrs 26 mins||Total Time|
Prerequisites & Related Lessons
7,296 students from beginner to advanced have completed this lesson from 76 countries.