TECHNIQUES

Skill level

Easy

Equipment you will need for this technique

Frying pan

Tongs

'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.