What is Reverse Searing?

Reverse Searing Saudi Arabia

While nearly everyone is familiar with searing their steak, have you ever heard the term “reverse searing”? Reverse searing is a relatively new technique that is becoming more and more popular in the pursuit of achieving a near perfectly cooked steak. Essentially, the reverse searing technique arose in the attempt of achieving a steak you would find at your finest steakhouse.

The traditional searing method is where your steak is seared first, then cooked thoroughly at a lower temperature after the searing has taken place. The theory is that this seals in the juices and keeps them within the steak while continuing the cooking process. This method is still alive and well, so don’t expect to see traditional searing go away anytime soon.

Another theory, in reference to reverse searing, is that by cooking your steak to your preferred level of doneness and then using high direct heat to finish it off will provide you with a juicier steak. The process is pretty simple actually. Cook the steak on low, indirect heat until you’ve achieved an internal temperature of at least 140°F, then place the steak on direct high heat in order to caramelize the exterior and keep in all the juiciness and flavor that was produced while grilling on low, indirect heat.

Traditional searing vs. reverse searing is a highly debated topic by many grilling enthusiasts. The truth is, both are excellent options. We, at Backyard, find it fascinating simply due to the fact that it is a new technique that has been growing in both popularity and practice. In order to be certain which one is better, well that is best left to you! By grilling using both methods, you will be able to find out which method is better suited for you.

If you have any questions about different styles of grilling, rely on the professionals at Backyard Middle East. We are the most knowledgeable and experienced company on all facets of grilling in Saudi Arabia and the entire Middle East. To contact us, simply call us at +966.13.845.6798 and we will be more than happy to help you on your grilling endeavor. We would love to know which method of searing a steak is your favorite. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and happy grilling!