7 March 2012

Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club Celebrates Spring with Eggs

Spring is a time of renewal, when we find ourselves longing to shed all the layers of a dreary winter. We envision plucking fresh greens from our gardens or enjoying the pop of a fresh pea, or to feel the sun on our backs.

For this reason we are so glad you have decided to join us once again for our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. This is a monthly event where a group of ladies and one gent in two neighbouring countries get together on the first Wednesday of every month to create a delicious meal with a theme in mind. This is our third year of the Virtual Supper Club where we continue to share a love for Cooking Light magazine with an emphasis on healthy eating and living.This is a team effort where we combine what Cooking Light readers like best...good food with great company!!! This months theme " Fresh Eggs - A Sign of Spring" was chosen by our very own Roz of La Bella Vita to herald in the Spring season. How can you join in? If you would like to add your own Spring dishes made with eggs  join the Linky below.

Jerry of Jerry's Thoughts, Ravings and Rants starts us off with something that can only be described as scrumptious with Bacon and Egg Tarts.

Roz  of La Bella Vita  brings us a stunning main dish that heralds in Spring,  a delicious Wild Rice, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata.

On offer from myself is a lemony Turkey Margiritsa (Greek Lemon Soup) that reminds me of Spring and azure blue seas from a past sojourn to Greece.This is a variation of the classic Greek soup magiritsa, which is typically made from lambs' innards, chicken broth, egg, and lemon, and is traditionally served to end the Lenten fast after they have returned from midnight mass on Easter Sunday.. Here, it's transformed into a dish using turkey leftovers. If you have some leftover rice too that's perfect!

Sandi of Whistlestop Cafe ties it all together awakening our tastebuds with a Lemon Scented Broccoli Souffle.

Giz of Equal Opportunity Kitchen ends the meal with a BANG with a welcome to Spring with Rhubarb Custard Bars. What would Spring be without the lure of rhubarb!

On to the recipe....

**Turkey Magiritsa (Greek Lemon Soup)**

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
7 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
Dash of salt
1 1/2 cups leftover cooked turkey, shredded (light and dark meat)
1 cup cooked short-grain rice
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice and flour in a bowl; whisk until smooth. Add eggs; whisk until combined.
Bring 1 cup broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Gradually add hot broth to egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return egg mixture to pan. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly thick, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; set aside.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and a dash of salt, and sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Add 6 cups broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add turkey meat, and simmer 2 minutes. Add rice, and slowly whisk in egg mixture. Keep warm over low heat. Add remaining ingredients immediately before serving.
Serves 6

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  1. this Is a great soup for those in-between winter/spring days

  2. I had never tasted Greek lemon soup until my BIL made it for us one day. It's since become a favorite. Lovely job Val.

  3. You always make a good Greek soup! I think if I make this, my husband won't let me have any. He loves turkey and eggs!

  4. love this soup look delicious Vall,:)))

  5. i love the technique you described here. this soup right from my alley, need to make it!

  6. A beautiful soup! Something I still have to try...



  7. Yummy Yummy...I Love this..


  8. I've never tried Greek Lemon Soup before it sounds delicious! It sounds similar to the yummy Italian Stracciatella.


  9. I have never tried a Greek soup - can you even believe that? I need to change that.

  10. Beautiful! The perfect addition to our Virtual Supper Club.
    Sorry for the lack of Linky... I quit the subscription when I saw that Mr Linky had gone ahead and billed my American Express to renew my subscription. That kind of stuff doesn't fly with me :-)

  11. Another great roundup! You guys are so cool :)

  12. What a great looking soup! It is true that spring seems finaly to be upon us - you're selection for this month's theme is a perfect fit for warmer weather and some sunshine.

  13. It amazes me how much I continue to learn from you Val, in regard to recipes from other lands and cultures! This Greek soup sounds incredible for the end of Lent and for the season of spring! What a perfect soup addition to this month's theme! Delicioso!

  14. I always forget how much I LOVE eggs...the I taste them and remember again! what a delicious soup!

  15. Hi Val, I couldn't find the link on your post to add my recipe. Just let me know if it appears again and I'll drop back by and add it in. Happy Spring (soon!) and now I'm off to read the other recipes!

  16. What a great theme. I had this soup once in a restaurant and it was so good but I've never make it at home.

  17. Interesting srecipe! I have never had a soup with lettuce in it. Today, the weather is spring-like here as well :)

  18. I is lemon and I know I will love it; this is one I am saving and will be making at home.


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