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beef and/or lamb sausage

Deuxième barbecue de confinement en mars 2020.

Merguez, which originated in Algeria, is a thin, spicy sausage of ground beef and/or lamb, flavoured with red peppers, cumin, caraway, paprika and stuffed inside a lamb intestine. It became popular in France in the 1950s and has been a barbeque mainstay ever since.

You can also find merguez de volaille, made from poultry.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Benoît Prieur