Have I told you that my dad is Colombian? Well, he is. Thanks to him and my grandma (his mom) I love Colombian food. It is the epitome of home cooked comfort food to me. Assorted meats, a variety of root vegetables, hundreds of soups, and TONS of cilantro. Yum.
I am a foodie at heart (and soul) and constantly read recipe books, food magazines, talk to fellow foodies, and well, try to keep up to date and well informed. I am moderately familiar with Colombian cuisine yet was not aware of this life changing dish. Why? How? After I tried it for the first time I mentioned it to anyone who cared to listen and apparently I was among the few how did not know of it! Here is my story:
This summer good friends of ours invited us over for a pool day and a “Lomo al Trapo”. Literally translated: “Loin in rag”. Not so appetizing? Well, I beg you to reconsider… think beautiful lean beef loin, coarse sea salt, red wine, wrapped tightly in cheesecloth and tied with twine, charred directly on a blazing wood fire, cooked to tender perfection. Sound better? Just take a look:
After that memorable meal, we capped it off with delicious snow cones with our traditional topper: sweetened condensed milk!
I hope you try this recipe soon. It is easy, fun, and YUMMY.