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Greek Easter Soup – Magiritsa
Greek Easter Soup – Magiritsa
Method
  • Wash the lamb pluck thoroughly along with the lungs and small intestines.
  • Place a pot over medium to high heat. Fill with water and the juice from 1 lemon.
  • Boil for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain and set them aside to cool.
  • Finely chop the lamb pluck, lungs and small intestines into 2 cm pieces with a sharp knife.
  • Place a pan over medium to high heat and add the oil.
  • Finely chop the onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until it softens.
  • Mince the garlic and add it to the pan. Sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the pieces of lamb pluck and sauté well for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the cognac and cook for 2-3 minutes to allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  • Add the vegetable stock and boil for 20-30 minutes.
  • When ready, add the fresh onions, dill, lettuce and rice.
  • Boil for 15-20 minutes, until the rice has cooked.
  • When ready, prepare the egg lemon sauce.
  • Whisk the eggs along with the lemon juice, lemon zest and salt in a bowl.
  • Add ladleful’s of the juice from the pot to the bowl, while whisking continuously.
  • When the egg mixture has heated considerably, transfer to the pot.
  • Stir thoroughly and serve with some freshly ground pepper and dill.  
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

335
Calories (kcal)
17 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

15.2
Total Fat (g)
22 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

3.8
Saturated Fat (g)
19 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

16.1
Total Carbs (g)
6 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

2.3
Sugars (g)
3 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

31.6
Protein (g)
63 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.3
Fibre (g)
5 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.63
Sodium (g)
10 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.