The starting point for this recipe came from a recipe from the Las Novedades, a wonderful Spanish restaurant from my hometown of Tampa, FL, in Ybor City. Unfortunately, it is no longer there, having ceased to do business in the 70's. An indespensible cookbook, Clarita's Cocina, by Clarita Garcia, was published in 1969. If you can find a copy, spring for it!! The food there is one of the wonderful memories of my childhood. The stone crabs and Spanish bean soup were transcendent. This stuff is absolutely wonderful on a hot, summer evening.