Lomo Saltado

My sister gave us a subscription to this explore the world thru eating things. This was one of the recipes from our Peru explorer box.






2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 lb sirloin steak, cut into strips
salt and pepper to taste
1 red onion, sliced
1 medium tomato, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon aji amarillo paste (spicy)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
3 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.

Traditionally served with rice, if desired.