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Lesson Overview

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 …

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • describe what searing is
  • understand why searing does not “seal” in juices
  • determine when to sear foods
  • properly sear foods on the stove top

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: Searing
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. Debunking the Sear & Seal Theory
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4. Determining When to Sear
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5. Searing on the Stove Top
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6. Practice Activities & Recipes
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7. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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Please consider these additional lessons to support your learning and discovery. Some of these lessons are prerequisites that may help contextualize what you are learning and form a baseline of knowledge and skill. Other lessons are related and may help you explore next steps or dive deeper on a learning topic.

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28 Videos | 7 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: Searing
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Debunking the Sear & Seal Theory
Task 4: Determining When to Sear
Task 5: Searing on the Stove Top
Task 6: Practice Activities & Recipes
Task 7: Lesson Quiz

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