Avgolemono Lemon Rice Soup - Lemon Week 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Avgolemono - Lemon Rice Soup - Lemon Week 2011
Avgolemono Soup

Lemon Week continues! I'm usually baking, but a girl needs to eat. And I love to eat soup!

Last month, we had a Lemon Fest at work. My colleague has a huge lemon tree and brought in baskets and baskets of lemons. We had a potluck of lemon themed foods and one of my colleagues made this Greek lemon rice soup. I couldn't wait to make it at home!

Lemon Week 2011
Just wanted to show you where the lemons are coming from! Here are my folks in front of their Meyer lemon tree.

Lemon Rice Soup Collage
The recipe is from the LA Times Food Section's Culinary "SOS". Here, you find people writing letters begging for recipes from their fav restaurant. Luckily, someone asked for the Avgolemono soup from Taverna Tony in Malibu! (I'm hoping that one day they get the Surfas Cafe Lavender Lemon Bars recipe! :)

Avgolemono soup at Taverna Tony - Los Angeles Times Food Section
My adaptations: I had some leftover rotisserie chicken so I used that instead of poaching chicken in broth. I used long grain white rice and Meyer lemons.

Lemon Week 2011:
Meyer Lemon Ginger Muffin, Whole Meyer Lemon Bars, Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Bundt
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Jocie's Mom said... [Reply to comment]

Lemon soup!? This looks fascinating! Thanks for sharing and so far I'm loving Lemon Week :)


Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Great recipe....there was a CEIMB recipe we did a while ago that was basically an eggy lemony chicken soup but it has nothing on this recipe. Nice post...I am down to my last four lemons!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that looks fascinating. I've never had lemon soup before!

vanillasugarblog said... [Reply to comment]

that is different! i love it. and never ever heard of it. oh i want to make this.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

What an interesting recipe. Looks so incredibly delicious. Oh - and your parents look delicious too. They are too cute for words and I seriously want to gobble them up.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This has been my very favorite soup since I first had it in Chicago's Greektown more than 40 years ago - but I would think Meyer lemons are too mild and sweet to impart the proper tang.

Andrew said... [Reply to comment]

I made this recipe for dinner the other day, very delicious! with some homemade bread to boot!

luvlyloops said... [Reply to comment]

aaahh! this looks delish!! Miss you friend!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

i used to have lemon rice soup all the time as a kid! yum!

KK said... [Reply to comment]

would have never thought of lemon soup... but you know me - i'm game for anything!

ok - so forget the bakery (since you do more than just bake)...how about a quaint, little cafe???

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