Leftover Turkey Recipes: This Greek Lemon Turkey Soup Puts a Unique Spin on Thanksgiving Leftovers by Erica Kane

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Leftover Turkey Recipes: This Greek Lemon Turkey Soup Puts a Unique Spin on Thanksgiving Leftovers

Classic Greek lemon soup with roasted turkey is a unique spin on Thanksgiving leftovers. Here's the easy recipe.

You’ll need:

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, sauté carrots, onion and lemon zest in olive oil. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Cook about 7-10 minutes. 
  2. Add stock and 1 bay leaf and bring to a boil. Add rice, reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes until rice is cooked through.
  3. When rice is cooking, whisk 4 eggs and the juice of 2 lemons in a large mixing bowl. Once rice is done cooking, we need to temper the eggs. This is a technique where you slowly heat the eggs so they don’t cook (as they would if you threw them directly into the soup). Add one ladle of soup to the egg and lemon mixture and whisk rapidly. Add another ladle and do the same, whisking continuously. Do this with five ladles, then pour the mixture back into the pot.
  4. Add the juice of 1 more lemon. Stir.
  5. Add rotisserie chicken (or turkey like I did with my Thanksgiving leftovers) and simmer for a few minutes until heated through and thickened.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG, this sounds SO delish! I still have turkey leftovers, so I may just make this. Thank you for the great recipe, Erica Kane ! xoxo
Meredith Schneider
Mmmmm Erica Kane ! I’m drooling! Looks delicious! 👌
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I made this recipe tonight, Erica Kane ! It was SO delicious!! Dieter Schmitz loved it - he had two helpings! I’m making this every year with my leftover turkey. Thanks for the great new Thanksgiving tradition! Donna John check out my pics. The trickiest part was tempering the eggs, but I figured it out, LOL! I also added diced broccoli and celery. So savory and delish!

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