Blackbirds or Thrushed in a Sack

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Recipes of all Nations

By Countess Morphy

Published 1935

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They are boiled, carved, and stood till quite cold in a marinade composed of oil, vinegar, salt, chopped parsley, and capers. Another typical way of preparing birds is the Tàccula, which consists of either eight thrushes or blackbirds, boiled, without being drawn, their beaks tied together and, when still hot, put in a sack filled with myrtle leaves, and allowed to remain till quite cold and perfumed by the subtle aroma of these fragrant leaves. This is an excellent method of cooking any small birds, such as snipe, quails, or even small hazel hens, aromatic herbs of various kinds, according to one’s preference, being used.