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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 flavoured 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] (from Lucania regiono of South Italy) and has been used in Greek since at least the 4th century.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Lucanica or luganega, an Italian sausage with a related name
  • Lukanka, a Bulgarian sausage with a related name
  • Longaniza, any of a variety of sausages from Spain, Latin America, and the Philippines with a related name
  • Soujouk, a spicy, dry, lean sausage found in former Ottoman countries
  • List of smoked foods


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

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The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:02:53 -0700

... when they secured a space on Shawmut Avenue in the South End. Axiotis, who hails from Lesvos, Greece, devised a menu that includes tzatziki, melitsanosalata (eggplant salad), tirokafteri (cheese spread), lavraki (sea bass), and loukaniko (sausage).

Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Mail
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:41:15 -0700

Recipes also vary with the season and religious festivities. “Now it's Easter, people will eat flaounes but in Paphos, they'll add lamb in the middle of it which they'll eat after fasting. Also we used to smoke food like lounza, pastourma, loukaniko ...

The Chicago Maroon

The Chicago Maroon
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:05:20 -0700

Loukaniko ($10.95): Portion sizes were generous, except where this dish was concerned. This featured one sausage link amongst a mound of seasoned rice and steamed vegetables. And the lean, spiced sausage didn't pass the snap test—unfortunately, the ...


Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:30:00 -0700

The book doesn't claim to be encyclopedic — for that you'd probably look to the various works of Antony and Araminta Hippisley Coxe — but if you want to know what goes into a Greek loukaniko as opposed to a Brazilian linguica, as opposed to a ...
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:37:45 -0700

Most enjoyable was loukaniko, grilled lamb and beef country sausage. They were beautifully spiced and were paired with blackeyed peas. A special of the day was the classic spinach pie. Here the phyllo layers were crisp and delicate and the filling of ...


Mon, 18 Jan 2016 22:07:27 -0800

Λουκάνικο Ψητό με Μουστάρδα και Μέλι. loukaniko. Υλικά 1 χωριάτικο λουκάνικο 2 κουταλιές της σούπας μουστάρδα 1 κουταλιά της σούπας μέλι. Μείγμα μπαχαρικών για κρέας ή κοκκινοπίπερα. Οδηγίες. Τοποθετούμε το λουκάνικο,ολόκληρο, σε μικρό ταψί ή ...

SFGate (blog)

SFGate (blog)
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:06:12 -0800

Olympia Provisions, Rigani Loukaniko, Oregon. Real Good Fish, Smoked Carmel Canyon Black Cod, California. Red Table Meat Co., The Royal and Big Chet's and Coppa, Minnesota. Regalis Foods, Columbia River Smoked Steelhead Trout Roe, New York.

Salt Lake City Weekly

Salt Lake City Weekly
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:01:20 -0700

Jeff Chipian: Dolmathes, keftedes, pastitsio, souvlaki, stifado, spanakopita, calamari, pilafi, loukaniko, tyropita, baklava, melomakarona, koulourakia, loukoumades. And those are just the appetizers. Mason Rodrickc: Round 1: Hatch Family Chocolates ...

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