What is lomo saltado made of?
Lomo saltado is a popular Peruvian stir fry dish that is made up of steak that has been cut into strips, onions, chili paste, and french fries. This dish, just like the stir fry dishes of Asia, require all the ingredients to be added to the pan and cooked together. It is typically eaten on its own or with the accompaniment of rice or tortillas.
Why is lomo saltado popular in Peru?
Lomo saltado is popular in Peru not only because it is delicious and fairly easy to make, but also because it contains the history of Peru in one dish. In the past Peru, like the U.S., was a melting pot of cultures. Lomo saltado combines many ingredients and techniques of Asian cuisine with the french fries of Europe and the chili flavors of the indigenous Peruvian people. It is quite arguably one of the world’s first fusion cuisines.
What does lomo saltado mean in English?
Lomo saltado translated into English literally means “jumped loin”. This translation makes so much from a culinary standpoint because it meant to be like the English translation of the French term saute, which literally means “to jump”. The reason for both of these translations is because the pan used to cook lomo saltado and anything one sautes, is hot enough that when the food is added it literally jumps.
How do you eat lomo saltado?
In all reality there is no right or wrong way to eat lomo saltado. It can be enjoyed with rice and chopsticks like an Asian dish, or it can be eaten on tortillas as if they were fajitas. Whatever vessel you use to enjoy this dish is the correct one.
How much does lomo saltado cost in Peru?
While lomo saltado cost more or less, depending on the restaurant and the quality of ingredients. On average though lomo saltado will cost you around fifteen American dollars. Either way you go, it is definitely worth the price.