First and foremost, I dedicate this blog to my wonderful Yia Yia and my loving Aunt’s…Aunt Tina and Aunt Maria. Thanks for having the time and patience with me while learning to cook! Happy Birthday my dear Tina Mou…I love you so much and appreciate all you’ve done for me….
I have enjoyed cooking for many years now. I love new recipes and I love to perfect my favorite one’s. Cooking has always been an enjoyable event for me. Over the years, it’s brought me closer to my family. I love nothing more than to be surrounded by my aunt’s, my brother and sister, my cousin’s, my father, Stephen, and all of my loved one’s as we are all hands in and creating food to enjoy together! My favorite past time….
Now, for the best soup in the world!! (In my opinion )
What you’ll need:
~ 2-3 lbs of chicken (Aunt Maria always taught me to use chicken thigh’s with the bone in them because it gives the best flavor to the broth. If you don’t like that meat, also boil a few boneless, skinless chicken breasts to use in your soup.)
~5 Cups Chicken broth
~1 Cup Orzo (spend the extra money for the name brand, it cooks and tastes better)
~3/4 to 1 cup strained lemon juice or to taste (use fresh lemons…I personally use 3 or 4 large lemons because I like more of a “lemony” flavor)
~1 1/2 t salt & 3/4 t pepper (or to taste)
*Boil the chicken for about an hour. Remove chicken and strain 8 cups of broth into clean pot. Add salt and pepper. Add orzo and cook 15-20 minutes. In a blender or mixer, beat eggs until frothy. This part is tricky. I find it easiest to use my Kitchen Aid mixer when doing this…I crack the eggs and turn my mixer on and let it just beat the eggs for about 10 mins..give or take…until it’s frothy. Just watch it and use a good eye to judge. Add the lemon juice to the eggs once they are frothy. Slowly, add small amounts of hot broth into the eggs until the eggs are warm. Then, slowly add this to the hot soup stirring constantly so the eggs DO NOT CURDLE. Cook 2-3 more minutes. Add pieces of chicken to the soup, if desired. Serves 8-10.
My suggestion is to make this soup with your family, children, or which ever loved one’s you desire. Enjoy the bonding time and the experience to grow closer together over a great meal. Who needs therapy when you’ve got that!
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