This week's Culinary SOS: Cleo's Brussels sprouts
Please, please, please get me the recipe for the Brussels sprouts at Cleo in Hollywood. My husband and I ordered a variety of food at our dinner there, and the Brussels sprouts stole the show. I would love to get the recipe. It's the first time that my husband was actually excited to eat vegetables!
I have to admit, I've never had Brussels sprouts quite like this before. It's kind of like a salad -- Brussels sprout leaves tossed with a tangy vinaigrette, capers and toasted almonds -- except that the leaves are deep-fried first, giving the whole dish a surprising texture and crunch. My first couple of bites were a little curious, and then I couldn't stop eating it.
If you have a favorite restaurant recipe you'd like to request, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll do my best to track it down!
-- Noelle Carter
Photo credit: Ricardo de Aratanha / Los Angeles Times