Easy Recipe for Lomo Saltado

Cooking with The J. Morey Company staff

 

Today’s blog post is an easy Peruvian dish that you can quickly make at home.

Peruvian cuisine is among the most varied and best in the world.  It is a combination of its three geographical zones: the coast, the Andean highlands and the jungle.  It is also an incorporation of influences from different times and cultures, including Spanish, African, Asian, French, Italian and British cuisine.

This recipe is one of the main courses that can be found in both simple and up-scale Peruvian restaurants.  It is called Lomo Saltado or Sautéed Beef Tenderloin, which is made up of sliced beef stir-fried with red onions, tomatoes, chilies, soy sauce, cilantro, then mixed with French fries and served with rice.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • *500g beef tenderloin
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 chilies (green – or yellow, if you can find them)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • *500g potatoes
  • Oil (for deep frying)
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
    *a little over 1lb.
Ingredients for Lomo Saltado

Here’s how to make it:

  • Cut meat into small pieces and place in a bowl.  Add soy sauce and pepper, stir and let marinate.
  • Cut onions, tomatoes, and chilies into strips.
  • Peel potatoes and cut into French fries; fry until crisp and set aside.  If you’re in a hurry, you can also use frozen French fries.
  • Preheat a big sauté pan or wok, add the meat and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes.  Reserve the juice.  Add the onions, tomatoes, chilies, salt and after a minute the reserved juice.  Add fresh chopped cilantro, French fries and serve with a side of white rice. 

 

Bon Appétit!