Greek Easter soup ”Magiritsa”

Greek Easter soup ”Magiritsa”

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‘Magiritsa’ is a particularly thick and filling soup made from lamb offal combined with vegetables and herbs and finished off with an egg lemony sauce ‘’avgolemono’’. This traditional Greek soup is gradually easing our digestive system back into its regular ‘’meat eating habits’’ after the 40-day fast before Orthodox Easter. It is consumed immediately after the midnight Liturgy on Holy Saturday.


Boil chicken (or beef bones) in water for 1,5 hour until softened and drain the broth.

Ετοιμάζω τον ζωμό για την σούπα.
 ... τον σουρώνω.
Drop all offal parts in boiling water and boil for 3’-5’ (to chop easily late on). Remove offal and let it cool. Cut in fine pieces and set aside.
Η συκωταριά βράζεται για 3-5'.
Κόβω την συκωταριά σε πολύ μικρά κομμάτια.
Τα μέρη της συκωταριάς ψιλοκομμένα.
Heat a large pot, add olive oil and sauté spring onions first, until reduced in volume, then add finely sliced lettuce. Once greenery is reduced in volume, add finely chopped offal and stir well in olive oil until browned.
Σοτάρω τα φρέσκα κρεμμυδάκια.
... και τελευταία την συκωταριά.
Add chicken or beef-bone broth, let the soup simmer for 40’ until the intestines are cooked and towards the end, add the rice and cook until it is softened too. Add 2/3 of the finely chopped fresh dill, salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick, add some boiling water. Turn the heat off and prepare the ‘’avgolemono’’ sauce right away (while soup is still boiling hot).
Προσθέτω τον ζωμό και βράζω την σούπα.

Ρίχνω και το ρύζι μέχρι να βράσει.For the ”avgolemono” combine eggs and lemon juice with a hand blender, add a few ladles from the hot soup (to raise temperature), stir, pour the mixture back into the pot and shake (don’t stir) the pot.Ανακατεύω και τα αυγά με τον χυμό λεμονιού.Once the egg-lemon soup gains volume and thickens (in the existing temperature) sprinkle the rest of the fresh dill. Season to taste with salt, pepper and a little lemon juice if need be.Έτοιμη η παραδοσιακή μαγειρίτσα!Enjoy the traditional Greek magiritsa!


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