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 and has been used in Greek since at least the 4th century.
- ^ Γ. Μπαμπινιώτης, Λεξικό της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, 1998
- ^ Andrew Dalby, Siren Feasts, 1996, p. 181
Long Beach Press Telegram
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:30:00 -0700
Cuisine: The flagship of the George's Greek chain, in the middle of the Pine Avenue restaurant row, has lots of outdoor seating on the patio and a full menu of Hellenic classics, including appetizer combos large enough to be a full meal — for two or more.
Providence Eyewitness News
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:30:00 -0700
One of Rhode Island's traditional events is taking place this weekend in Cranston. The three-day Greek Festival is in its 29th year at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation and brings authentic Greek food, pastries, and family fun. Rhode Show ...
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:07:30 -0700
Loukaniko, grilled Greek sausage, also goes nicely with spanakopita (spinach) pie and tyropita (cheese pie). There will be side offerings of oven-roasted potatoes, rice pilaf, Greek salad, pita bread and even hot dogs and hamburgers. And the Greek ...
Providence Eyewitness News
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:28:33 -0700
Some of the food offered includes: Roasted lamb, roasted chicken and pork souvlaki, gyro, pastitsio—pasta, ground beef and béchamel sauce, loukaniko—a Greek sausage, spanakopita—spinach pie, and tyropita—cheese pie. Desserts include: Baklava ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:07:30 -0700
ORANGE >> Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church will host Odyssey 2014: A Greek Festival, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. This four-day party features all things Greek, including mouthwatering cuisine, live music, dancing, and a bustling Hellenic agora (marketplace).
The Heights (subscription)
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 02:26:15 -0700
Skarlatos describes the restaurant as a “meat paradise” given its various gyro (rotisserie), souvlaki (skewer), loukaniko (sausage), and bifteki (burger) options. The traditional pork gyro is served with tomatoes, onions, parsley, and tzatziki sauce ...
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:19:57 -0700
... moussaka, gyro, spanakopita (spinach pie) and pastitisio (Greek style lasagna); "Gourmet Meze Grille" gourmet appetizers, including saganaki (flaming cheese), loukaniko sausage, grilled shrimp, lamb chops, avgolemono soup, dips and pitas, live ...
New Haven Register
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:18:45 -0700
Gourmet Meze Grille, which offers gourmet appetizers, including saganaki (flaming cheese), loukaniko sausage, grilled shrimp, lamb chops, avgolemono soup, dips and pitas, and more; also featuring live music by Grecian Nights. • Live Greek cooking ...
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