Cooking 101: Learn How to Sear Steak, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Lamb, and Duck

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 11, 2021 • 4 min read

When you’re new to it, searing can feel like you are definitely, absolutely, certifiably doing it wrong, and ruining your dinner in the process. The cooking technique takes confidence, which should be no problem after you gently pry up that seared steak or chicken thigh or pork chop and catch the glistening, golden-brown hint of heaven underneath.