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Searing - What is Your Understanding

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Searing - What is Your Understanding

jfood | Dec 11, 2007 06:23 PM

Mrs jfood and I always wonder what the menu means when it says "seared." Mrs jfood is concened that it means quickly cooked on a hot pan but raw on the inside and jfood believes it just means it is cooked on a hot pan, and the inside temperature can be any desired.

For example seared tuna normally means very rare on the inside (yet mrs jfood has ordered seared tuna cooked medium) yet recipes for braises where you sear the beef til browned probably has the smaller pieces cooked to at least medium on the inside.

So what does "seared" mean to the Chow-world?

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