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Seared Tuna - Cooked Through?

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Seared Tuna - Cooked Through?

jfood | | Mar 28, 2007 05:22 AM

Looking for opinions.

I understand that "seared" means quickly cooked with very high heat. But where does it say that seared means raw on the inside? The Jfoods have this discussion often and I am looking for help from my Chowhound buds. Mrs Jfood does not like rare fish but cooked through. When she she's sees seared fish on a menu she usually moves on. I tell her to order the fish if that is what she wants and ask for it "cooked through". On the occasions where she takes my advice the server always gives us a weird look, but always complies.

So here's the question. My opinion is that seared is a method and, although usually means rare/raw inside, it is the method, like grilled, not the doneness. So is it within reason to order seared tuna or salmon to medium doneness as one would order a steak medium rare or medium well?

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