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A Secret Shortcut For Avgolemono

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I want to tell you a secret shortcut for those nights when you just cant make broth from scratch. Buy your favorite carton of chicken broth and reduce it by half. This will take about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, shred the meat from a rotisserie chicken and then start this recipe from step four. It will still be really, really satisfying in about half the time.

P.S.: Make this dish gluten-free by choosing rice instead of the orzo.

Cook chicken and make stock.

Tempering The Egg And Lemon Mixture

So, youve simmered and shredded the chicken thighs. Youve got the broth from making the chicken, and cooked the orzo in its wake. Now youve come to the only challenging part of making Greek lemon and egg soup: adding raw eggs to hot broth without scrambling the eggs. No, no, dont worry tempering to the rescue!

Tempering is the process of adding a small amount of the hot broth to the eggs while whisking vigorously. Youll slowly raise the temperature of the eggs enough to add them to the soup without the eggs curdling. Remove the soup from the heat before you being tempering and never bring the soup back to a boil once the eggs have been added.

Pro tip: Set the bowl of egg lemon mixture on a damp towel to hold the bowl steady while you whisk with one hand and pour with the other.

How To Make Avgolemono Sauce

This isnt complicated at all. Its simply lemon juice and egg, tempered by adding a little of the hot broth so you dont end up with scrambled eggs in your soup! Tempering the eggs bring them slowly to temperature without cooking them.

I like to use a large 4 cup measuring bowl for this but any medium size bowl will do.

1.) Squeeze your lemon juice into the bowl.

2.) Add the eggs and whisk.

3.) Take several ladles of hot broth and while continuing to whisk add the hot broth to the egg lemon juice mixture. Thats it! So easy!

Add egg to fresh lemon juice
while whisking add hot broth to lemon juice and egg

This is where the real magic happens.

Whisk your lemon, egg and hot broth mixture back into the your soup pot and watch this average looking broth change before your eyes! Continue to whisk and it will become creamy and silkythe most delicious soup. And all it takes is 30 minutes!

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Two New Flavors From Tarpon

, recently announced the introduction of new flavors to his popular line of Greek soup.

The new flavors will include a Greek bean soup, also known as fasolada, as well as a beef orzo soup.

Houllis said that the additions will expand the brand, appealing to all palates from bean-loving vegetarians to carnivorous meat-enthusiasts.

Leftovers Can You Freeze Avgolemono

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To store leftover avgolemono soup, make sure the soup cools to room temperature. Transfer to airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Because this is a cream-free soup, you can also freeze avgolemono soup, particularly if you make a larger batch. Whether you freeze a large family-size amount or in small individual servings, be sure to leave enough room the freezer-safe containers to allow for soup to expand.

Thaw in the fridge overnight. Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat it helps to add a little bit of liquid, broth or water. Heat until warmed through and be sure to stir regularly

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It’s Greek To Me Foods

Its Greek To Me Foods is creating a Greek/Mediterranean food-line based on the signature Greek Chicken soup “Avgolemono Soupa”.

Company Summary

We manufacture and market canned Greek Chicken Lemon Soup – “Avgolemono” . Distributed by KeHE Foods from 4 DCs to approx 350 Publix Supermarkets. We have distributors in Chicago and New York. Our soup is sold at Winn-Dixie, Sweetbay, and Walgreens’ in the Tampa Bay area. Sysco Foods in WPB distributes our soup to local restaurants in S.FL. US Foods and Janco Foods are interested in our 49oz version scheduled for production in November.


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A Few Tips To Make This Avgolemono Greek Chicken And Rice Soup:

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  • Chicken I simply roasted two chicken breasts and shredded them. A store bought rotisserie chicken would do the job wonderfully as well.
  • Rinse your rice! This is important to remove a bit of the starch and keep the rice from sticking together. Nobody likes rice clumps in their soup
  • Temper your sauce with the broth as shown in above step by step instructions. This is what makes this soup so special!
  • We serve this soup with bread. That is it. A simple baguette and this is one delicious and healthy meal!
  • Can I substitute Orzo for the rice? Yes you sure can! Use one cup of orzo and reduce the cook time of the broth to about 8 minutes. I have similar Lemon Orzo Soup recipe without the tempered egg you might like: Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup.

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Two Important Tips For Making Avgolemono Soup:

So, it’s the avgolemono sauce that makes all the difference in this chicken soup, providing a silky thick consistency and adding that extra zing. Two important tips when it comes to this sauce and making avgolemono soup:

1. Make sure to temper the sauce. To make avgolemono sauce, you’ll need to whisk two eggs with ½ cup of lemon, and while whisking with one hand, pour in two ladles of the hot chicken broth from your soup. That’s really the trickiest part of this soup, but it’s not that difficult. And if you need to, ask someone to help you pour in the broth, while you do the whisking.

2. Add avgolemono sauce to the soup at the very end, and immediately remove from heat. This is your very last step in the process, be sure to remove the soup from heat immediately or the eggs might begin to cook and the soup separates

Let’s get to the step-by-step of how to make Greek avgolemono soup, and you’ll see how easy it is…

Starting With The Basics What Is Avgolemono

Avgolemono, pronounced ah-vo-le-mo-no. The g is silent, at least to my untrained ear. Avgo is Egg in Greek and obviously lemono is lemon. Egg Lemon Soup ta da!

It starts the way most great soups do, veggies, protein and a starch. In this case, chicken and rice. A perfect combo on its own but this easy soup transforms into a silky delicious bowl of soup after eggs are whisked into the broth.

Sauce your veggies, add broth and rice and let it cook until rice is tender.

Once your broth and rice are done its time to make the lemon sauce:

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How To Make Greek Egg And Lemon Soup

Around the World in 30 Soups:This month were collaborating with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globetrotting adventure in soups from countries and cuisines around the world. Todays stop: Greece.

When we mention Greek egg and lemon soup, it turns heads. We have met so many cooks who long to make this luxurious soup at home. So we turned to Greek cookbook author Aglaia Kremezi to help us really understand and master this delicious essential.

Almost every culture has a homey version of chicken soup to comfort the sick or the soul weary, or to stave off the chill of cold weather, but the Greeks might just have one of the best: the egg and lemon soup known as avgolemono.

Heres why Greek egg and lemon soup is my favorite. First of all, its gorgeous. The broth is vibrant yellow from the eggs and heavily scented with lemon fragrance. Next, when you dig in for a spoonful, the broth is not only stunning, but its also silky and rich without a drop of cream in sight. Finally, avgolemono isnt an all-day affair.

Heres how to make this classic comfort soup at home. If you start now, you can eat it for dinner.

Making An Everyday Avgolemono

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When I set out to master avgolemono, I was astounded but not surprised by the variations. Some recipes called for making broth from a whole chicken, slow simmering for hours, while others called for a box of broth, a few eggs, and lemons.

To help, I sought the advice of Greek cookbook author and writer Aglaia Kremezi.

Avgolemono is used to flavor meat, fish, and vegetables, but theres also soup avgolemono, either with chicken or a soup with meatballs scented with herbs and cooked in vegetable or meat broth, which is then thickened and flavored with avgolemono. These are probably the first frugal dishes that used this ingenious sauce: Scraps of chicken or meat and bones are turned into a hearty family dish with the addition of eggs, and the bright flavor of lemon that is so popular around the Mediterranean. Later, the Greek urban cuisine adopted avgolemono, which is often thickened excessively with flour like sauce mornay to dress all kinds of braised meat and vegetables in an unctuous, tangy cream.

This recipe is the best of both worlds. You get delicious homemade broth and meat from simmered chicken thighs no whole chicken required. Once the chicken is cooked, you shred it. Then you make and add the lemon-egg mixture.

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What Is Avgolemono

Avgolemono, pronounced ah-vo-le-mo-no , refers to the tasty Greek sauce from which this chicken soup gets it’s name. Avgolemono sauce is a silky and fragrant sauce made of eggs, lots of lemon, and warm broth.

Greek cooks use avoglemono sauce to augment or dress a number of things from Avgolemono soup, to roast chicken, vegetables, and even dolmades Avgolemono sauce does make a difference, infusing a dish with richness and bright notes of lemon.

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