Lomo Saltado

Ingredients for 4 servings 

  • 2 tablespoons
     vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 lb
     sirloin steak, cut into strips
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon
     aji amarillo paste
  • 2 tablespoons
     soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon
     white vinegar
  • 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.
  5. Serve with rice, if desired.