Heat the vegetable oil in the frying pan and cook the garlic on low heat.
Once the garlic becomes golden brown, remove to a paper towel to drain off the oil. Garlic chips!
After removing the garlic, add balsamic vinegar to the remaining vegetable oil in the frying pan. Heat until it becomes slightly thickened. Once thickened, turn off the heat.
Peel the mangosteen.
Top the baby lettuce leaves with the mangosteen and pour on the sauce from Step 4. Scatter on the crispy garlic and it's done.
Story Behind this Recipe
One of my co-workers was really into the crispy garlic boom that was going on, and I got dragged into it too. I only occasionally have mangosteen at home, usually I don't have it, so sometimes I use something else.
Since the sauce is pretty sweet, it would probably go well with grapefruit or any other tart fruit. You could also crush the crispy garlic if you want!