Snapper avgolemono

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Appears in
Wild Weed Pie: A Lifetime of Recipes

By Janni Kyritsis and Roberta Muir

Published 2006

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Avgo means ‘egg’ and temono means ‘lemons’. Avgolemono is a traditional Greek sauce made by whisking egg and lemon juice together, and is usually poured into hot soups to thicken them. It’s used so often by Greeks that it sometimes seems to be the only sauce in Greek cooking. One of my favourite dishes is youvarlakia, meatballs made from rice and minced veal cooked in a light stock that is then thickened with avgolemono: a hearty meatball soup. My avgolemono here is a cross be