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Loukaniko recipe suggestions

I've purchased a yard of tasty-looking dry-ish lamb and pork loukaniko from a Greek butchers in Ditmars, Astoria (home to many fine Greek foods), and I was wondering if any Hounds had some interesting suggestions for recipes incorporating it?

I found an interesting Saveur recipe which partners loukaniko, blue cheese, fresh oregano and pasta in a dish called Macaronia me Loukanika ke Tiri. I think an interesting tweak would be to serve with a gremolata with a mix of lemon and orange zest as I believe most Loukaniko is flavoured with orange, and it will help to cut through the richness of the dish (cream and 2 types of cheese are called for).

Of course I can always cook it simply and serve as part of a mezze, but was looking for a way to incorporate it into something. Are there any trad Greek recipes that I'm overlooking?

I also don't have a bbq, so was wondering what is the best way to cook loukaniko. I like the idea of slow simmering the sausage in a pan of water, and then finishing in a skillet with a splash of olive oil - I use this technique for South African boerewors with great success as it retains juiciness well.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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I don't think you can "snack" on ice water. A proper snack should entail a certain illicit buzz.

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Marshmallow Fluff, straight out of the jar, with a spoon. I hate myself.

Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Putupap - white cornmeal porridge, a staple of the Zulu diet, eaten with sugar and milk.

Kosice, Slovakia - restaurant recommendations

Thanks for the info sasicka. You're right, Kosice wasn't exactly stuffed full of tourists. We did eat a nice strapacka in a restaurant on the square.

Aug 06, 2010
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Kosice, Slovakia - restaurant recommendations

I'm taking a train from Budapest to Kosice in Slovakia this weekend. It's my first visit to Slovakia - I would be grateful for any restaurant recommendations that anyone has for this city.

Thanks in advance.

Mar 25, 2010
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