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Searing steak and burning spices


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Searing steak and burning spices

RealMenJulienne | Jul 16, 2009 10:26 AM


Lately I've been practicing searing steak in a cast iron pan and I've gotten pretty good at it. I salt the steak, pat it as dry as possible, brush a little olive oil on it and lay it in the smoking pan. So far I've only used salt to season, fearing that any spice on the outside will burn and turn bitter in the high heat, but I would like to start experimenting with spice-rubbed steaks. So my question is for those chowhounds who like spices on their steak; how do you sear without burning?

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