I’m finally back! I apologize for the long delay in posting anything. Mark and I went on a long trip to South America and when I got back I packed up and moved to California. I’m finally a bit more settled in my temporary apartment here so I’m back to cooking 🙂
This dish is something we had a few times in Peru. It’s a popular traditional dish there, part of Chifa (Chinese Peruvian) cuisine. As with a lot of the food there, it’s starch heavy since it includes using both potatoes and rice.
- French fried, already prepared (you can use frozen fries. I used 1 Russet potato and fried them up myself)
- vegetable oil as needed
- 1 lb beef, sliced into strips (you can use stir fry beef or any regular steak depending on whatever quality you’d prefer to eat)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 red onion, chopped into strips
- 3 large tomatoes, chopped
- 1 yellow chili pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 dash soy sauce to taste
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 tbs cilantro (you can use parsley for more authentic taste, but I preferred using cilantro)
- optional: white rice, prepared
- Marinate the beef strips in the vinegar, soy sauce, and cumin for at least 30 min.
- Prepare the french fries
- Heat a bit of oil in a frying pan. Add the red onion and cook till soft. Add the beef pieces and cook till browned on the outside.
- Add the tomato, yellow pepper, and garlic, and cook till the tomato softens. Pour in the leftover vinegar and soy sauce marinade. Verify that the beef has been cooked through.
- Stir in the french fries just before serving and serve alone or over white rice. Sprinkle with cilantro or rice to serve.