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vegan lomo saltado

This mouthwatering dish uses tender, juicy Portobello mushrooms in the place of meat. It’s a quick, easy and completely vegan-friendly take on the Peruvian classic.

Ingredients

  • Glug of grapeseed oil 
  • 250g Portobello mushrooms
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 50ml Reduced-Sodium Tamari
  • 50ml Dry Wine
  • ¼ tsp Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Chilli paste (Ají Panca is ideal)
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • Handful of fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • French Fries
  • White Rice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice your mushrooms, tomatoes and red onion into evenly sized strips around ½ inch thick.

  2. Heat the grapeseed oil in a wok over a high heat. Add garlic and fry briefly before adding the mushrooms, oregano, cumin and paprika, along with salt and pepper to taste. Toss together so they are well mixed.

  3. Pour in the Tamari and red wine and sauté for three minutes. The mushrooms should begin to simmer.

  4. Add the red onion and cook for 2 minutes, then add your chilli paste. Finally add the tomatoes for no more than a minute, until they absorb some of the sauce, then turn the heat off.

  5. Serve your delicious dish with a garnish of parsley, along with sides of white rice and french fries.

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  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

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    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

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    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

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    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

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