Do you sear before or after cooking?

Chef's answer
Traditional lore says sear your steak first then finish it at a lower temperature.22 Mar 2017
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You should always consider searing steaks before grilling, baking, braising, roasting, or sauteeing....Use a sizzling hot iron skillet or pan with a thick base over high heat in a well-ventilated kitchen.
  • Lightly coat the pan with vegetable oil.
  • Place the well-seasoned steak into the hot skillet.
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