Step-by-Step Recipe to the Perfect Lomo Saltado
There’s a popular, traditional dish in Peru called lomo saltado that is a combination of sirloin, onions, tomatoes, and french fries, typically served with rice. While this simple family recipe is widely accepted as Peruvian, it actually comes from the chifa tradition, or rather the Chinese cuisine of Peru. As Peru worked to abolish slavery, Chinese workers came into the country to replace African labor and naturally assimilated into the Peruvian culture. Lomo saltado exists as an example of the fusion of Chinese immigration and the culinary customs of Peru and most importantly — it’s delicious.
You can make this simple family recipe tonight at home tonight for dinner and believe that your taste buds will thank you.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
16 oz sirloin steak
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 red onion
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup rice vinegar
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
Steamed white rice
Cut the steak into long ¼ inch strips and season with salt and pepper.
Cut the onion into thin pieces.
Heat canola oil in a pan on medium-high heat and brown the meat and cook the onions.
When the onions are starting to soften, add tomatoes, soy sauce, cumin, and rice vinegar and simmer for about 10 minutes.
I personally like to pan fry my steak fries, but if you like to deep fry or oven bake them: do you, express yourself.
Chop that cilantro. It’s better when it’s fresh.
Garnish and serve.