Monday, January 4, 2010
This is My Favorite Peruvian Dish!
Lomo Saltado (Serves 6, we think!)
1 (or maybe 1-1/2) pound(s) of sirloin steak, cut into strips
3 medium tomatoes or 1 beefsteak (or 1 jar of canned tomatoes) about 1 pound of tomatoes, cut in wedges
2 medium or 1 large onion, cut in wedges
1 medium hot pepper, deseeded and cut in long strips
1 T. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. canola or vegetable oil
1 t. of granulated garlic
a sprinkle of black pepper
a sprinkle of annato or paprika
1/2 of a large bag of steak fries (or maybe more)
1/2 c. of fresh or frozen green peas
A splash of soy sauce (can be light)
Cooked rice for 6 people
A small bunch Italian flat leaf parsley for garnish
Wash, cut and chop parsley as a garnish and set aside. Preheat the oven for the fries per package directions. The fries can bake while you are preparing the rest of the dish. Marinate the meat strips in a container with the garlic, annato or paprika and pepper. Let it rest on the side. In the meantime, cut the onions and tomatoes in wedges and set aside. Using your largest skillet (ideally 14" wide x3" deep), heat the oil on high, when it's hot, add the meat and brown to keep the juices in. Once the meat is browned, add the onions and saute the onions for a few minutes and then add the tomatoes, stirring to mix the flavors. Once the tomatoes are soft and the juices mixed, add the vinegar, stir to combine. Then add the peas, lower the heat to medium and cook for a few minutes. Finally, add the hot pepper, cover with a lid and turn the burner to low heat until the pepper is cooked. Add a sprinkle of soy sauce just before you serve. To serve, place several fries on the plate, use a ladle to dish some saltado on top of the fries and garnish with parsley. Serve rice on the side or how I like it with the rice on the bottom not the side!
This is a translation from The Herbal Husband's brain to blog page! If you don't understand a step, we will hopefully be able to help you through it! A quick story about the hot pepper. Make sure that you deseed it! The Herbal Husband didn't think that the pepper I bought one time was hot, he left the seeds in! It ruined the dish! He couldn't even eat it! Hope you enjoy it!