How to sear the meat
Searing a steak is probably one of the best ways to cook it as the caramelised brown crust adds an abundance of flavour to the meat.
For this to happen successfully, the pan and fat (oil or butter) need to be hot enough.
BBC Good Food states: “The conventional way is to sear the steak on one side, then cook it for the same amount on the other side.
“This gives good results but the second side is never as nicely caramelised as the first.
“To build up an even crust on both sides, cook the steak for the total time stated in the recipe, but turn the steak every minute.”