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Lomo Saltdado (Peruvian Stir-Fry)

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Here’s another recipe straight from my mama’s brain. It was one of my favorites growing up. There’s French fries, strips of tender sirloin all tossed together with a spicy, rich flavored sauce. It’s a stir-fry, essentially; a latin stir-fry!

That’s kinda weird and unexpected, right? A lot of people are surprised to learn that Peru has a large Asian community. 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 Chinese stir-fry. The potatoes make it unique to Peru, along with the spices and thick sauce.

Get into it!

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