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Avgolemono with Crab and Orzo

(recipe, Olivia Stewart)


From Mix, Jan 2012


  1. 6 cups chicken stock
  2. ½ cup orzo
  3. 6 large egg yolks
  4. grated zest of 2 small lemons
  5. juice of 2 small lemons
  6. 3 oz. argula - about 2 cups, chopped
  7. ¾ to 1 lb. crab meat (can also use chicken in place of crab)
  8. salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Bring broth to a boil and add orzo; simmer until tender
  2. In mixing bowl, which egg yolks, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add in ½ c of hot stock then add mixture to pot of stock.
  3. Add arugula and simmer for 3-4 minutes until it wilts
  4. Add crab and cook for 1 minute until heated.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.