Lomo saltado

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Lomo saltado

Lomo saltado is a popular, traditional Peruvian dish, a stir fry that typically combines marinated strips of sirloin, or other beef steak, with onions, tomatoes, and other ingredients, served with fried potato slices (french fries) and rice. The dish originated as part of the chifa tradition, the Chinese cuisine of Peru, though its popularity has made it part of the mainstream culture.[1]

The dish is normally prepared by marinating sirloin strips in vinegar, soy sauce and spices, and stir frying these with red onions, parsley, tomatoes, and possibly other ingredients. The use of both potatoes (which originated in Peru) and rice (which originated in Asia) as starches are typical of the cultural blending that the dish represents.[2] [3] [4]

According to the 2011 article that was published in the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, it is believed that lomo saltado could have been originally derived from dishes similar to lomo de vaca and lomo a la chorrillana prior to the introduction of Asian influences.[1]

A 1903 Peruvian cookbook has a dish called lomo saltado, but the description of this dish is very different from what is known today.[5]


Lomo saltado
Lomo saltado

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