Should I sear that steak?


It is summer BBQ time and I need to know, does searing a steak seal in its juices? Bobby R.


Hi Bobby,

Although many cooks will tell you that searing a steak will seal in its juices, they are not entirely right. When you sear a steak at a high temperature, you create a crispier crust on the steak, but the crust doesn’t keep in any liquids. If anything, muscle proteins at higher temperatures squeeze out liquids instead of keeping them in.

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