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Loukaniko Lemonato

Lukániko (Greek: λουκάνικο) is the common Greek word for pork sausage, but in English it refers specifically to Greek sausages flavored with orange peel, fennel seed, and various other dried herbs and seeds, and sometimes smoked over aromatic woods. Greek sausages are also often flavored with greens, especially leeks.

Lukaniko is often served as a mezze, sliced and fried, sometimes with saganaki. It is also cooked into a variety of dishes.

Pigs were the principal meat-yielding animals in traditional Greek farm economy, as they were easy to feed with scraps and leftovers, and sausage was an important way of preserving their meat.

The name 'lukaniko' is derived from ancient Roman cuisine's lucanica[1] and has been used in Greek since at least the 4th century.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Γ. Μπαμπινιώτης, Λεξικό της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, 1998
  2. ^ Andrew Dalby, Siren Feasts, 1996, p. 181



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Greek Reporter

Greek Reporter
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:18:45 -0700

The tourists sampled the finest feta, cheesecroquets, loukaniko (sausage), traditional chicken, beef and pork souvlaki with fried potatoes and natural honey. At the Tegea Fair, they saw pigs roasted on the spit, fried loucoumathes as in New York City ...
 
The Herald-News
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:35:51 -0700

This year the church will be making Greek sausage – loukaniko, a sweet pork sausage flavored with citrus and cinnamon, Argoudelis said. “We also serve hot dogs and chips for little kids that don't like grown-up food,” Troy said. Despite the several ...

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Westword (blog)
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:58:24 -0700

An appetizer of the orange-rind flecked sausage called loukaniko matched those requirements. Char-grilled and served without pretense with a few slices of tomato, the fennel and bitter orange cut through the pork fat for a simple and nicely balanced ...
 
Western Queens Gazette
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:41:15 -0700

Handmade grilled sausage called loukaniko or Greek style meatballs called keftedes with delicate herbs are also popular here. Gigantes are giant lima beans, oven baked to a buttery texture with a sauce of tomato and dill. Telly's Taverna's avgolemono ...
 
Patch.com
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:55:05 -0700

... and pastries, Greek dancing and live Greek music. There will also be games and inflatables for the kids. Menu items include Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb, Pastichio, Souvlaki, Athenian Chicken, Gyros, Saganaki, Loukaniko, Tyropita, Spanakopita and more.
 
Montreal Gazette
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:29:00 -0700

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