Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Cousin, the Meat Lady

So my cousin is pretty much amazing. She is absolutely adorable. Gorgeous, funny, and very smart.

The unexpected part, though, is that my cousin is really into meat. In fact, she is a graduate student in the Meat Sciences program at the University of Georgia. It is absolutely hilarious to see this beautiful, sweet girl talk about slaughtering animals, different cuts of meat, and her research projects.

But the best part is that we get to sample some of the fruits of her labor. The school sells their cuts of meat every Friday afternoon - and she brings us some of her projects that are not for sale, as well!

This is an example of the latter. This is a Greek sausage that the graduate students made. We grilled some last week, and they were amazing! For more great meat info and tips, check out my cousin's blog: The Meat Lady.

Greek Turi Loukaniko
from my cousin, The Meat Lady

10 lb ground lamb shoulder
1/2 lb. feta cheese
10 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons dried garlic
2 tablespoons dried oregano
4 teaspoons black pepper
2 tablespoons orange zest
3 teaspoon ground anise seed
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 teaspoons ground coriander
Sheep casings

Combine all ingredients in a very large bowl. Next, grind the meat again with the seasonings. Use casings to make your desired sized sausages. Grill and serve hot!


Katie said...

OH YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! These look just absolutely delicious!!


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