Feb 14, 2010

Mediterranean Food: Loukanika - Greek sausage with yogurt sauce

This I made for the Mezze Challenge of the Daring cooks.

I also made it because I like Greek food.

I like Greece I adore the people, some of them.

For 16 years my best friend was a Greek girl. We were inseparable. In school we sat next to each other.  We walked to school together and back, each time I had to take the dogs for a walk we would meet and talk like only girls can talk about anything and nothing.

We dreamed together. About boys, about the life we wanted.

I don`t know were she is now. If she too is married and has children.

If she misses me like I do her.

If she sometimes dreams about sitting on the church steps singing together.

This is for you Marina. I hope you are happy. I hope we will find each other again.



350 g ground pork shoulder

100 g ground beef

1 minced clove garlic

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon oregano

zest of one small orange

salt and black pepper

100 ml dry red wine


yogurt sauce


½ cup fresh greek yogurt

¼ cup fresh shopped parsley

1 teaspoon fresh dill

½ cup grated and dried cucumber

salt and pepper to taste



Combine chilled ground pork and seasoning mixture in a large bowl, and blend using your hands, taking care that the seasoning is evenly distributed. 

Take about a golf ball size in both hands and roll to form small sausage shaped links or if this is easier for you into patties. 

You can either grill them outside or do them in the broiler. Use the grill pan or just plain and simple use a pan.

for the yogurt sauce mix all ingredients together and chill for at least 2 hours.

Serve with a nice Salad and enjoy.



Begoña said...

You make a wonderfull challenge!!!! You have many diferents receipes, I like its. But, this one is exactly the same than I made. Exactly!!!!
Un saludo, Begoña

Esther said...

Those sound wonderful too !

Jerry said...

Cool - we made those as well. Actually, I think that the recipe is almost identical too.

This was a great challenge.

Have a wodnerful weeekend.

Asha @ FSK said...

Oh! I hope you find your friend and get back in touch! What a lovely way to reach out to her!!

Velva said...

Aesome meze platter!! Beautiful.

I hope you reconnect with marina.

Kris Ngoei said...

What a touching slice of life. Hope you will meet Marina again!

Btw, this Loukanika looks delicious. Will include this in my next Mezze feast :-)

Sawadee from Bangkok,

taste traveller said...

The food looks great, but the story is even more beautiful. I hope you find her again too.

pigpigscorner said...

This sounds like a wonderful addition! Love greek flavours too.

Kathleen W. said...

Wow, I really like your blog and what you make here. You left me a comment and I thought I'd check you out--I'm following you now.

Oh, and your twin story about destroying your house gave me chills. :)