Peruvian Lomo Saltado


This one comes from an advisee’s mother. Kira shared this recipe it happens to also be on Tasty. 


2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

1 lb sirloin steak, cut into strips (New York or Ribeye) 

salt, to taste

black pepper, to taste

½ red onion, sliced

1 medium tomato, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon aji amarillo paste (doesn’t use it)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon white vinegar (or lime juice)

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped

1 lb french fries, cooked, hot

white rice, cooked, for serving, optional


1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over high heat. Add the steak, season with salt and pepper, and cook until browned, 5-6 minutes. Remove from the pan.

2. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the same pan, then add the red onion and cook for about 5 minutes, until softened and browned. Add the tomato, garlic, and aji amarillo paste, and cook for another 5-7 minutes, until the tomatoes have released some of their juices, but are still intact.

3. Add the soy sauce and vinegar and stir to combine, let cook for 1 minute.

4. Add the steak, fries, and cilantro. Toss gently to coat the fries in the sauce.

Serve with rice, if desired.


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