DH and I fell in love with bisteeya in a Morrocan restaurant we loved. Then we moved and couldn't find another restaurant for years. I compared a few different recipes and made my own version, trying to make it a little healthier by replacing the butter with a butter flavor spray like Pam on the phyllo. It's supposed to be an appetizer but I serve it at Christmas instead of ham or turkey. It's a great entree for 8 or an appetizer for more. Traditionally you'd just dig in with your fingers. I usually prepare everything up to a day in advance but assemble it just before popping it in the oven. The 4 hour cook time includes marinating time along with the actual cooking.