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How to Pan Sear

Pan searing is a great way to cook meat and seafood. The high heat creates a nice crust that adds color, texture, and flavor.

Cooking Instructions

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Season protein if desired. Lightly dust with pan searing flour; pat off excess. (If protein is thicker than ½ inch, preheat oven.) 

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Heat olive oil in pan on MED-HIGH, until oil faintly smokes; add protein. (If oil smokes too much, pan is too hot.) 

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Sear until bottom quarter changes color (about 3 min). Turn over. Reduce heat to MED. (If thicker than ½ inch, place pan in preheated 350° oven.)

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Cook 3-5 min, until internal temp reaches 10° lower than final target temperature. Check by inserting thermometer halfway into thickest part of protein. (If transferred to oven, replace pan on stove for final step.)

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Add basting oil or butter to pan. Swirl and baste protein with spoon, 1-3 min, until internal temp reaches target temp. Transfer to clean plate; let rest 2-5 min. 

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