August 2010 Issue
The traditional Peruvian dish, lomo saltado, is often served tossed with hot french fries.
Recipe: Lomo Saltado
1 pound beef tenderloin
Salt and pepper
Vegetable oil for stir-frying
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, halved and sliced
1 Peruvian yellow hot pepper (aji ararillo) or other hot pepper, seeded and chopped
1 sweet red pepper, seeded and cut into strips
2 medium plum tomatoes, seeded and quartered
1/4 cup red wine or red wine vinegar
1-pound package frozen french fries, prepared according to package directions
Season meat with salt and pepper and slice into 1/4- to 1/2-inch strips. Heat oil to medium high in a large wok and brown meat. Reduce heat to medium, add garlic and onion and stir-fry until translucent. Add hot pepper and sweet pepper strips and stir-fry until tender. Add tomatoes and cook until soft. Add wine or vinegar and simmer for one minute.
Toss with hot french fries and serve.