First I just want to say that I'm a total beginner when it comes to cooking.
But I do want to learn and I have a question about searing. Is it normal for searing to create char on the meat? Also, what is the best type of pan to use for searing? It seems that everytime I use my non-stick pan, the spices stick to it like crazy and after every sear of the meat, I have to immediately wash it off or else it will harden and stay there making it more difficult to get rid of. I even try using non-stick cooking spray prior to searing, didn't work. Any suggestions from you pros would be great. Thanks for your help in advance.