Searing and roasting is one of our favorite protein cooking formula combinations. Searing creates a caramelized, golden outside while roasting yields juicy, evenly-cooked meat.
Cook From the Outside In
Searing starts off like sauteing, where you heat the oil in a shallow pan and add the ingredients. The difference is that with searing, your goal is to brown the outside of the food until it’s got a gorgeous, caramelized crust, which gives the dish a delicious flavor and nice color, and then you continue cooking the food with another cooking method, such as grilling, braising, roasting, or baking. Try our sear-and-roast methods with chicken and lamb:
How to Sear and Roast Meat
Searing meats gives them a golden-caramelized color and then finishing it with a roast in the oven allows meat to cook evenly - see how to do it here.
How to Prep and Roast a Rack of Lamb
Don't think of rack of lamb as just fancy restaurant food. See how easy it is to make even for a weeknight dinner!