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AVGOLEMENO SOUP


Avgolemono or αυγολέμονο or αβγολέμονο in Greek, is an egg-lemon sauce that is typically seen in Mediterranean recipes for sauces and/or soups. Made with egg yolk and lemon juice this mixture is gently heated with broth to create a great thickening agent (with the starch of the pasta) that’s great for soups, and stews. 

Avgolemono soup is probably one of my favorite recipes, and one that I’ve made a million times over, but never tire of it. Truth be told I have blogged this recipe before, but it was many moons ago (and the images severely needed updating). What better time to revisit this recipe than the heart of winter?


It’s super easy to make, but patience is definitely key. I’ve had many times where I was in a hurry and egged up with soup with scrambled eggs instead of a smooth thick broth.  Just remember to remove the soup from heat, and slowly temper the heat of the egg mixture. 

What I love about this recipe is that because you’re using eggs to thicken it it’s a great recipe for your gluten intolerant dinner guests while also being quite filling.  The subtle zing of the lemon juice and zest are also very refreshing.





AVGOLEMENO SOUP (GREEK EGG AND LEMON SOUP)




INGREDIENTS 

8 cups of chicken stock (I used two organic chicken broth cartons from Sobeys)
3/4 cups of orzo pasta
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cubed)
3 eggs 
1/3 cup of lemon juice
1 TSB lemon zest    
2 TBS parsley
1 TBS garlic powder
1 TBS sage
1 TBS rosemary 

DIRECTIONS 


In a large saucepan, cook chicken in oil (as needed) until browned. 
 
Add spices, and tablespoon of coconut flour (optional) and cook until the spices have become slightly dry and crumbly.  

Slowly add stock, and bring to a
boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and add orzo. Cook
uncovered until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.


Place eggs in mixing bowl or large glass liquid measuring cup . Whisk eggs while adding
lemon juice. Stir in zest. Whisking constantly, slowly pour a ladle of the hot
stock into the egg mixture to temper. I usually add a couple spoonfuls
just to make sure it’s up to temperature before adding to the pot.


Reduce heat to very low (or remove the soup from the heat entirely. Then, while whisking the
soup in the pot, slowly pour in the egg/ broth mixture. Soup should thicken slightly.
Add
salt and pepper and garnish with parsley.

 

 
And that’s it’!
Enjoy.

kbye!
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2 Comments

  • Reply bella February 23, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Best soup ever! Many Greeks will have this soup during lent as well as a body cleanse. Highly recommend!

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