Peruvian Steak and Potato Stir-Fry with a Twist for #SundaySupper


Earlier this week, we experienced some pretty intense weather here in Seattle. The rain was heavier than normal. The weather reports were saying the Pacific Northwest was being pummeled by extreme weather, including heavy rains and strong winds and calling the amount of rainfall we had extraordinary. We had some pretty crazy torrential rain for a couple days straight and the rain and high winds (in some places more than 100 mph) caused some trees to fall and thousands to lose power.


My house was one that did lose power on Monday, 11/19, but fortunately it was only for a little under 2 hours. My husband was home on Monday since we had friends in town who were heading to the airport that day. .  so the whole family was here during our power outage. We just all sat in our bedroom and let the kids watch a movie on my husband’s iPad.


During this time, my thoughts immediately went to all the families and people in the Northeast who were without power for much longer than a few hours. Some had to evacuate their homes, some lost their homes. .  and, in some places, utter devastation. Even in just the couple hours that we sat here in the dark, I was going crazy. I can’t imagine what the people affected by Hurricane Sandy have been through. It is just so terrible.  In times like this, it’s great to see people helping and organizations wrangling people and things/items for the victims and basically just doing anything you can to help. When I heard that Sunday Supper was hosting a special Helping Hands theme this week in order to promote awareness for two charities helping the victims from Hurricane Sandy, I immediately knew I needed to join this week and knew what I wanted to make.


To me, this dish represents warm, uncomplicated comfort food. Steak and potatoes. What could be better than that, right? And it might not look very appetizing to you, but this dish is absolutely delicious. I added some kimchi for a kick and if you are feeling adventurous, you can lightly drizzle some honey on top as well.


I hope you enjoy!





Peruvian Steak and Potato Stir-Fry with a Twist!
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Recipe type: Meal
Serves: 4-5

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 1 red onion, halved and slivered
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into semi-thin slivers
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 8 ounces frozen french fries
  • About 1 cup Kimchi, sliced or chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • Honey (optional for drizzling)

  1. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, cumin, coriander, garlic and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Cut the steak into 4-inch pieces; slice the steaks across the grain ½ inch thick and add to the bowl along with the onion and red bell peppers. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat ½ inch of oil until shimmering. Add the french fries and fry over high heat until golden and crisp, for about 3-5 minutes; drain on paper towels.
  3. Heat a large griddle until very hot. Add the steak, onion and bell peppers and stir-fry over high heat until everything is cooked through and lightly charred, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the french fries and cilantro and flip with a spatula to combine. Serve right away with the freshly sliced kimchi on top and garnish with more cilantro and drizzle lightly with some honey (if desired).




Recipe adapted from Food and Wine.



Sunday Supper

“So many of us are graced with an abundance of blessings…never worrying about food, power, or shelter. But just one disaster can change that overnight…just like those who endured the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.”  This week’s #SundaySupper is dedicated to our friends in the Northeast affected by Hurricane Sandy. Liz Berg is hosting and I am so excited to share with you all of the wonderful dishes and recipes from the entire #SundaySupper group! I hope you read the rest of this post and see the two charitable organizations we are calling out!



Breakfast and Brunch:

Comforting Casseroles and Entrées:

Warming Soups and Sides:

Sweet Endings:


If you are interested in making a donation to help the hurricane victims, here are two charitable organizations we recommend:

Please join on us on Twitter for #SundaySupper on November 25, 2012, throughout the day. In the evening, we will meet at 7 PM EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat.



All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your recipe ideas for #HelpingHands on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board so we can share them with all of our followers.

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35 Responses to "Peruvian Steak and Potato Stir-Fry with a Twist for #SundaySupper"

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  1. Brandi

    November 25, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Alice, that looks beautiful! I love the colors and all the spices used to flavor the dish. I bet it was bursting with flavor. I’m so glad you weren’t without power long and am so sorry to hear about all the people who were greatly affected!! That’s so kind hearted of you to get involved!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you, Brandi!

  2. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    November 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Peruvian food is all the rage here. This is an interesting recipe Alice, never thought of pairing it with kimchi. Sounds great! Happy Sunday!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      Haha, I had some kimchi here at the house and instead of serving the dish with hot sauce, I thought, hey, why not? It was delicious! :) Thank you, Paula!

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  4. YinMom YangMom Allie

    November 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    gorgeous photo! dish sounds amazing…!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you, Allie!

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  8. Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP)

    November 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I love a good stir fry! This looks delicious! Definitely a winner for this week and a lovely heartfelt dish!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you so much Karen! If you like kimchi, this one is a must try. . heck, even without the kimchi, this is delicious!

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  13. Bea

    November 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    We had those torrential rains and high winds also in PDX last week….This recipe looks fantastic, the addition of french fries are so fun. Thank you for sharing ~ Bea

  14. Heather @girlichef

    November 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    How much fun is this dish – french fries and kimchi! I would loooove to try it.

  15. Soni

    November 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious!I love the addition of kimchi in this as its one of my favorite things to eat :) Love the spicy touch to this stir fry and it sounds like a perfect food to comfort anyone in need!

  16. Tara Noland

    November 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Love the addition of kimchi, it looks so good.

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  18. Lyn @LovelyPantry

    November 26, 2012 at 3:18 am

    This is a very interesting combination. I’m liking the flavours. Very comforting. I keep seeing kimichi…I should pick some up and give it a whirl :-)

  19. Linda | The Urban Mrs

    November 26, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Wow – this looks amazing, especially with a special touch of kimchi. That’s so interesting and refreshing dish. Yum!

  20. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    November 26, 2012 at 5:05 am

    This is like Korean steak-frites, awesome! Yeah, we had similar insane weather in Vancouver last week. Thankfully no blackouts yet – my apartment in Richmond is super prone to having them. Last year we had about 3 of them in a month’s span, and they all lasted about 6-7 hours. Like you say, it’s nothing compared to the havoc being wreaked by Hurricane Sandy. I’m thankful we’re safe and sound in our part of the world, and so glad we were able to partake in this week’s wonderful theme.

  21. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    November 26, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Wow, I love the flavors in this! And the kimchi – pure genius!

  22. Liz

    November 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Oh, this looks amazing…so beautiful and tempting! And great for dinner or to give to friends in need!

  23. Sarah

    November 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I’m very curious to try this dish. I love the combo of fries and kimchee. I mean what doesn’t go with kimchee but I think the spices and the marinated steak would go really nice. I am sorry to hear that you lost power for a few days but am glad that all you suffered were a few hours of boredem. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  24. Sarah

    November 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    That is so cool, never would have thought of that combo but it sounds delicious

  25. Dara

    November 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious. I love the addition of kimchi.

  26. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

    November 28, 2012 at 4:10 am

    I love all the different cultural influences in Peruvian cuisine, and your version looks so unique and interesting!

  27. REMCooks

    November 29, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Looks fabulous and sounds incredibly delicious!

  28. Laura Hunter | Small Wallet Big Appetite

    November 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Oh wow the flavours of this dish look fantastic

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  30. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    November 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Delicious! I wanted to try Peruvian salad, but would rather go for plate of this! Well done!

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