I first had this delicious Peruvian Beef stir fry during my visit to California last year. Our friends took us to a local spot that had some of the best Peruvian we ever ate. One of the dishes we enjoyed was Lomo Saltado. I never had anything like it before and it just intrigued me. I devoured my plate.
Lomo Saltado itself is saucy and full of textures and flavors. It goes perfectly with white rice despite already having potato as a component too. I just knew I had to recreate it at home for my husband and me to enjoy. I needed to share this recipe with you. It is so easy and so so delicious.
Tips to keep in mind:
It is important for the fries in this recipe to be crisp and not oily for this recipe. The fries can be homemade or frozen preferably not overseasoned.
You can use white or yellow onions in place of red if need be.
Skirt or sirloin steak is preferable for this dish but flank, flat iron, or hanger will do as well.
Ginger is optional but adds great flavor. If you have it then definitely use it.
The Aji amarillo may be a new ingredient for some of you but this yellow pepper sauce is an awesome condiment that is not only gluten free but vegan too! It is definitely needed to elevate the flavor in this dish. It can be found in Whole Foods or in Latin sections in supermarkets.
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- 1 lb Skirt Steak cut into strips, Sirloin works great too
- 1/3 cup Soy Sauce or coconut aminos
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 3 tbsp Aji Amirillo sauce (yellow pepper sauce) This can be found at whole foods or in the latin section in supermarkets
- 1 tbsp White vinegar
- 2 Red onions sliced
- 2 Large Tomatoes cut into wedges
- 4 Garlic cloves crushed
- 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger crushed, optional
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil divided
- 1 cup White rice cooked
- 2 cups French fries make sure they are not oily
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp Cilantro chopped
- First, add 1 tbsp of oil to a large skillet and cook the meat until browned and seared. This should take no more than 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Set that aside.
- In the same pan, add the remainder of the oil. Add the onions, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger and saute together for several minutes until the onions are caramelized and translucent. Season with salt and pepper as well.
- Next, add the soy sauce, vinegar, aji amarillo and beef back to the pan. Mix together.
- Toss in the cooked french fries for a minute. Garnish with cilantro.
- Serve with white rice and enjoy!
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