|Lomo Saltado is a Peruvian stir-fry that was influenced by the Cantonese-Chinese community that migrated to Peru. This Chifa dish consists of beef tossed in a sauce made up of simmered tomatoes, red onion, soy sauce and ginger. Serve it over rice for a delicious dinner. Here’s another recipe straight from my mama’s brain. It was one of my favorites growing up. That’s kinda weird and unexpected, right? A lot of people are surprised to learn that Peru has a large Asian community. As a result, this Asian presence–over generations and generations–has had a huge influence on “traditional” Peruvian cuisine, basically making it into what it is today. This particular dish was derived from a Cantonese stir-fry. The potatoes make it unique to Peru, along with the spices and thick sauce. What is Lomo Saltado? Lomo Saltado is the national dish of Peru. It’s most easily described as a stir-fry; a latin stir-fry! This Lomo Saltado recipe includes strips of beef, red onion, tomatoes, French fries, ginger simmered in a sauce flavored with soy sauce, beer and ginger. What is Chifa? Chifa is a type of cuisine in Peru that was created and influenced by the Chinese population living in […]
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