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Searing meat

'Searing' is cooking the surface of a piece of meat at a high temperature until well browned. This technique enhances the flavour of the meat, leaves a flavoursome sediment in the pan that can be de-glazed and used for gravy, and makes the joint much more visually appealing once roasted.

-Heat a little oil in a pan over a high heat until the oil is smoking.

-Add the meat and fry until golden-brown.

-Continue turning and cooking the meat until browned on all sides.

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How to cook roast beef with Yorkshire puddings How to cook roast beef with Yorkshire puddings

By Mike Robinson

Recipes using this technique

Main course

Skill level

Easy

Equipment you will need for this technique

  • Frying pan
  • Tongs