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Lomo Saltado


If you live in Los Angeles, you’ve probably heard of a Peruvian restaurant called Mario’s and their famous dish, Lomo Saltado. I recently went and still loved it as much as when I first had it almost 10 years ago. It’s a simple stir fry dish with beef, tomatoes, red onions, and yes, french fries. To top it all off, they have a spicy green sauce, also known as Aji sauce to round out the dish. After watching how this dish is prepared, I had to make it myself. I was pleasantly surprised to see how delicious and easy lomo saltado is to make!

lomo saltado

lomo saltado

lomo saltado

Lomo saltado
Serves 4
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
487 calories
39 g
94 g
22 g
34 g
6 g
435 g
612 g
6 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
435g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487
Calories from Fat 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
33%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 94mg
31%
Sodium 612mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates 39g
13%
Dietary Fiber 5g
19%
Sugars 6g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A
28%
Vitamin C
100%
Calcium
6%
Iron
19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 (16 ounce) package frozen French fries
  2. 1 tbsp oil
  3. 1 pound beef tri tip, sliced 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
  4. salt and pepper to taste
  5. 1 large onion, sliced into strips
  6. 3 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and sliced into strips
  7. 1 yellow chili pepper (preferably Peruvian aji amarillo)
  8. 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  9. 1 dash soy sauce to taste
  10. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
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calories
487
fat
22g
protein
34g
carbs
39g
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Aji sauce (Peruvian green sauce)
Yield: 4 cups
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
549 calories
15 g
0 g
55 g
4 g
8 g
324 g
2390 g
4 g
0 g
45 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
324g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 549
Calories from Fat 484
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g
84%
Saturated Fat 8g
38%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 39g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2390mg
100%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 7g
26%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
304%
Vitamin C
69%
Calcium
14%
Iron
19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 head of romaine lettuce, torn into smaller pieces
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 5 green onions, cut into large pieces
  4. 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves (discard the stems)
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 1 tsp black pepper
  7. 1 jalapeno, seeds included
  8. 2 garlic cloves
Instructions
  1. Blend everything together.
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calories
549
fat
55g
protein
4g
carbs
15g
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

As usual, I made my own changes to the recipe. First off, I marinated the meat to enhance the flavors. I trimmed the fat from the meat, sliced into the thickness stated, and marinated it overnight in a mixture of 1 cup soy sauce, 3 cups distilled white vinegar, 1/2 cup minced garlic, and 8 tbsp of cumin. 

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Fresh aji amarillo peppers are incredibly hard, if not impossible to find in the States, so I simply omitted it from the recipe. When you are ready to saute, saute the meat until they are cooked. Remove the meat but leave the juices and add the onions. This way the onions will soak up the flavor. Add the tomatoes and lightly saute, for about 1 minute. Add back the meat and the french fries. I added an additional 1 tbsp of soy sauce to balance out the tartness of the dish. Since the garlic, cumin, soy sauce and vinegar was all in the marinade, I did not find it necessary to add more sauce, excluding the soy sauce. I also wanted the french fries to soak up some of the juices so I mixed it in while still cooking; however, if you like you french fries more crispy feel free to toss them in last minute right before serving. Enjoy with a side of rice and the aji sauce!

People loved this dish! Many were unfamiliar with lomo saltado and were surprised to find french fries in the dish, but they all came around and many came back for seconds. One person described it as “fantabulous!” When I asked a fellow Peruvian cook, she said the flavor was spot on. The only difference was the cut of the meat, which is supposed to be small cubes rather than sliced. Just describing this dish makes me want to grab seconds myself.

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Comments: 3

  1. Eunice 05/02/2012 at 10:32 pm Reply

    so… i already drooled looking at this picture. do a poor starving girl a favor and bring some home, PLEASE!

  2. annabel park 05/03/2012 at 2:02 am Reply

    dude! your pics are looking really good!!!! :)

  3. Anonymous 05/24/2013 at 5:25 pm Reply

    Nooooo…. do NOT cut the fat out! that’s what makes the flavor of the whole dish.. promise!

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