first, i substituted cauliflower using the recipe below. today, i tried shaved brussels sprouts (10-ounce bag from trader joe's) with great results.
after separating a head of cauliflower into florets (the hardest work in the recipe), combine 2 teaspoons lemon juice (grate zest first and save) with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and let the cauliflower sit. heat 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil and thinly sliced (i aspire to match paul sorvino in goodfellas) 2 (or more:) very large cloves of garlic. saute garlic, along with a good pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, until the garlic is brown and crunchy. pour over cauliflower, along with the lemon zest and let sit for at least an hour before serving