Merguez Sausage

is a red, spicy mutton– or beef-based fresh sausage in North African cuisine. It is also popular in the Middle East, and Europe.

Merguez is a fresh sausage made with lambbeef, or a mixture stuffed into a lamb-intestine casing. It is heavily spiced with chili pepper or harissa, which gives it its characteristic piquancy and red color, as well as other spices such as sumacfennel, and garlic.

Merguez is usually eaten grilled or with couscous. Dried merguez is used to add flavor to tagines. It is also eaten in sandwiches and with french fries.

 

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