Great dish. I loved the sauce and I did use the sour cream instead of the creme fraiche. I served it with a pasta with peas, feta cheese and mint. Great meal
Part I- This is one of two recipes I have decided to review for the RSC #14 contest. I already had shoulder lamp chops in the refrigerator so did not use loin chops. I already had dried dill so used this (but would have preferred fresh dill) along with fresh rosemary. I did not have horseradish so substituted Japanese Wasabi paste! And since I had already used up my creme fraiche, I substituted sour cream (similar but a thicker consistency). Further, I used a small packet of Carolina Pilaf rice mix and when done placed on a big serving plate. I then placed the cooked lamb chops into the center, put a dab of the Dill Cream Sauce on each piece of lamb. Then as a final touch put some cut up pimento pieces around the edges. This dish was picture perfect, tasty and delicious as well even with substitutes, I gave this recipe FIVE STARS. . Part II- After I made this recipe, it was posted on the Zaar message boards about not commenting on how reviews should be made/determined and more specifically using substitutes. I do not thing it is wrong to add substitutes (if ingredients are not available). However, it does appear that I had to many ingredient substitutes as outlined in Part I. And it is a contest and I should try my best to stick to using listed ingredients and follow the recipe as written. So I had decided to make this dish a second time and using all the correct listed ingredients and no substitutes; well kind of, I did use lamb round chops and dried rosemary this time. Further, I think 2 tablespoons horseradish makes the cream sauce to strong. I placed the lamb chops on a bed of yellow rice. Finally, my RSC#14 review for this recipe still remains a FIVE STAR one. . Aside- I would make this dish again, but would use sour cream and I did not taste any significant differences when using Japanese Washabi paste instead of horseradish!
This is a simple and quick recipe for lamb chops. We had thinner chops, so we seared and cooked it all on the stove top, making it even more simpler with less clean up. The sauce is very good, as were the chops. Good luck chef!