Before you claim not to like Brussels sprouts, try them like this! This is a simple and imprecise recipe, so adjust it as you like. In Japan, Brussels sprouts are not common, but I see them once in a while. You’ll see them labeled as 芽キャベツ (me-kyabetsu) or “cabbage buds”!
Brussels sprouts – try to choose small ones, since they’ll naturally be less tough and bitter.
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1 tsp minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Cut the Brussels sprouts in half vertically. Put them on a microwave-safe plate or bowl, add a few tablespoons of water, and cover with plastic wrap (leaving a gap for steam). Microwave for a few minutes until the Brussels sprouts soften and turn bright green.
In a frying pan over medium heat, melt the butter or margarine. Add the garlic and Brussels sprouts. Stir occasionally and let them brown in the butter.
Add salt and pepper to taste.