Merguez Sausage Mario Batali November 07, 2012 0 Comments Related Stories Celebrate La. flavor, music at N.O. event Merguez SausageYields 5 pounds. Recipe is courtesy of Mario Batali.1 tbl. cumin seeds1 tbl. coriander seeds1 tbl. fennel seeds4 lbs. lamb shoulder, run through coarse grinding plate 10mm1 lb. pork belly, run through medium grinding plate 4.5mm1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped10 garlic cloves, minced3 tbls. kosher salt2 tbls. sweet pimiento2 tbls. cayenne pepperOlive oil, for cooking1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, toast cumin, coriander and fennel seeds until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer still-warm spices to a spice grinder and grind into powder.2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except olive oil) and mix well. Form lamb mixture into 1/2-inch-thick, 4-inch-long cigars or stuff into lamb casings and chill overnight.3. Brush sausages with oil and cook them on a grill until browned and cooked through.