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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 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]


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

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Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Mail
Mon, 18 May 2015 04:31:55 -0700

The Cyprus Breakfast, an initiative launched in Paphos and Polis last year to promote local food products will branch out to the whole of the island as of next week. Due to the popularity and success of the scheme, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO ...
Western Queens Gazette
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:11:15 -0700

Loukaniko is homemade Greek sausage grilled so the outside skin is crisp and the inside is tender and juicy. If you can't decide among these tempting choices, then get a combination platter and sample two or three. Best of all, these juicy meats can ...

Courier Mail

Courier Mail
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:20:55 -0700

You must try dolmades, loukaniko and spanakopita from any number of fine tavernas or an embracing pho from a Vietnamese chop cafe. On the streets, it's a world of beards, tattoos and nose rings. It's a human circus where anything goes, where western ...


Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:18:45 -0700

The assortment that ranges from dips, little salads, fried balls, little stuffed phyllo pastries, cured, marinated and/or grilled fish and shellfish, to loukaniko (sausages) and pastourma (heavily seasoned smoked beef) and many more, makes mezedes a ...
Ridgewood Times Newsweekly
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:45:00 -0700

This platter contains generous portions of seven different types of meat, including pork and chicken souvlaki, bifteki, chicken bifteki, Greek gyro, beef and lamb gyro, as well as loukaniko, a homemade Greek sausage. This flavorful feast is served with ...
Cyprus Mail
Wed, 06 May 2015 02:15:56 -0700

The island's tourism organisation (CTO) said on Wednesday it was extending the Cypriot breakfast scheme to cover all hotels. The scheme was introduced in Paphos hotels last year as part of a wider campaign to strengthen the island's tourist product.


Sun, 03 May 2015 22:03:45 -0700

1. Σε αντικολλητικό τηγάνι ψήνετε τις φέτες του λουκάνικου χωρίς άλλη λιπαρή ουσία, μέχρι να ροδίσουν και από τις δύο πλευρές, πετάτε το λίπος και τις αφήνετε να περιμένουν. 2. Προσθέτετε στην κατσαρόλα τον τραχανά και συνεχίζετε να ανακατεύετε μέχρι ...

The Idaho Statesman

The Idaho Statesman
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:40:16 -0700

Capitol Cellars' charcuterie tasting platter ($19): Kurobuta ham, salami, spiced almonds, imported olives, cornichon gremolata and house-made Loukaniko lamb sausage and Kurobuta pork belly rillette, served with baguette and crackers. KATHERINE JONES ...

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