Lamb Diane with Feta and Dill

If you’re after boozy, creamy, gorgeousness as well as a full on exercise in kitschness, then look no further. I’ve always preferred lamb to beef so decided to give some thick cut lamb steaks the old brandy-cream treatment. Crumbling feta and showering dill into the sauce really took things somewhere special. This was so tasty we had it twice in the same week.

serves 3

ingredients

6 thick cut lamb chops

1 tsp. dried parsley

1 tsp. dried thyme

4 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 tbsp. Worcester sauce

2 tbsp. olive oil

A knob of butter

200g chopped mushrooms

1 large onion, chopped

75ml cider brandy

300ml stock

100g feta

2 tbsp. double cream

2-3tbsp. finely chopped dill

method

  • combine the dried parsley, thyme,  garlic, Worcester sauce and olive oil and coat the chops. Leave in the fridge for anywhere between 3 hours-overnight.
  • Heat the butter in a large frying pan and once it’s foaming add the meat plus any excess marinade, browning well all over.
  • Nudge the chops to one side of the pan and add the chopped mushrooms and onion. Cook until everything takes on a nice mahogany hue, then crown each chop with the mushroom-onion mixture.
  •  Turn the heat up and pour in the cider brandy. Reduce until syrupy and pour in the stock. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  •  Remove the meat and keep warm. Turn heat up again, crumble in the feta and simmer with lid off for about 10 minutes or until it reduces slightly. Stir in the double cream and allow to bubble a little.
  • Finally sprinkle in the dill and serve the chops with the sauce poured over, sautéed potatoes and something green.
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6 comments

  1. This looks delicious. I’ve never seen feta melted in a sauce before (as opposed to crumbled on top of a sauce), it sounds very tasty.

  2. Lamb, cream, cheese, butter – tick tick tick!

  3. Jhunu Schrapel

    I have just come across your blog while on holiday in Spain ,fogged in bored in a lovely hotel reading the November issue of the Red magazine. I have a passion for trying out good recipes, I can’t wait to try some of your mouth watering recipes when I get home to Australia. By the way I am an expet Bengal from way back.
    Jhunu

    • gastrogeek

      Hey thanks and wow an Australian Bengali, how cool! I’m really chuffed that you like it. Wish I was in Spain…sigh.

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