A friend graciously shared this recipe with me over 25 years ago, and it's probably my most requested dish. It 'travels' beautifully, so it's perfect for potlucks, tailgate parties, or that long drive to the beach. It's fairly time-consuming, but I hope you will agree that the results make it worthwhile. My apologies that some of the measurements are guesstimates, since this is a recipe that's very difficult to 'quantify'. Once you get into it, though, it's not difficult at all to figure out how much you need of any particular ingredient.