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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]


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

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Encinitas Advocate
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:56:15 -0700

The parish's youngest members — ages 5 through high school — will perform folk dances in traditional costumes. Delicacies will be available, such as souvlaki (shish kabobs), loukaniko (sausage), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves) and gyros. Vegetarian ...


Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:55:02 -0700

The festival includes old favorites including Greek specialties like spanakopita (spinach pie), gyro sandwiches, moussaka, pastichio, Greek chicken, souvlaki (shish kabob), loukaniko (Greek sausage) a variety of Greek salads, loukoumades (Greek ...

Fresno Bee

Fresno Bee
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:58:52 -0700

Festival-goers can indulge in dozens of traditional Greek dishes, including festival favorites: roasted Greek oregano chicken, moussaka (stuffed eggplant), spanakopita (spinach, feta, wrapped in filo), halloumi (fried cheese), loukaniko (Greek sausage ...
Eater NY
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:33:45 -0700

Driven out by high rents, now it thrives in Yorkville, still named after Ulysses' home island and still turning out perfect grilled octopus, loukaniko sausages, and whole fish, and the bread dips that constitute the most appealing apps. [M] 308 E 86th ...

Good Food

Good Food
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:56:19 -0700

Hellenic Republic's sharing plates run from traditional smoked pork and leek loukaniko sausages cooked over an ironbark grill to wagyu flatiron steak served with feta butter and chocolate baklava that will probably leave yia-yia slightly bemused as she ...
Milford-Orange Bulletin
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:59:44 -0700

ORANGE >> After 34 years of Odyssey: A Greek Festival, the torch is being passed to our younger generations! Well-trained by parents and grandparents, they are emerging to take us into the 4th decade of celebrating Greek culture. This year Odyssey: A ...

Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:37:30 -0700

He started with loukaniko, grilled pork-and-leek sausage. He chose a fish from the display and ordered it pan-roasted whole, topped with lemon-caper sauce. (The staff will filet it if you wish.) This is beyond-moussaka Greek food (though friends raved ...

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:36:56 -0700

Well, there was one other disappointment: We ordered loukaniko portokali, Greek sausage with orange peel, but our server somehow overlooked it and we didn't realize that until we couldn't have eaten another morsel. Service throughout was good overall, ...

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