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n. A red, spicy sausage from North Africa, made with lamb or beef.


Merguez is a red, spicy mutton- or beef-based fresh sausage from North African cuisine. It is also popular in the Middle East and Europe, having become particularly popular in France by the closing decades of the twentieth century.

Merguez is a sausage made with uncooked lamb, beef, or a mixture stuffed into a lamb-intestine casing. It is heavily spiced with cumin and chili pepper or harissa (which gives it its characteristic piquancy and red color) as well as other spices such as sumac, fennel, and garlic.

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

Usage examples of "merguez".

The drink manages to take the edge off my raging adrenaline buzz and goes down nicely after the three double espressos, two beers, three cranberry juices, eight aspirins, two ephedrine drinks, and a hastily gobbled hunk of merguez, which I managed to squeeze into a heel of bread before swallowing in two bites.