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Cook perfectly steamed Brussels sprouts in just 5 minutes. Simply steaming Brussels sprouts in the microwave or on the stovetop is really the BEST way to preserve their sweet, nutty flavor and crisp-tender texture. Toss them with a rich-tasting garlic parsley butter for the best quick
vegetable side dish
By Karen Tedesco of Familystyle Food
Trim the stem ends off the Brussels sprouts.
Be sure to reserve any outer leaves that don’t have spots or blemishes.
Halve any sprouts that are larger than 1 1/2-inch in diameter so they cook evenly and quickly. Keep smaller ones whole.
Put softened butter, garlic, and parsley in a bowl.
Mash together until blended and creamy.
Toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper in a microwave-safe bowl.
Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap, then poke the top with 3 or 4 holes with a sharp knife to vent steam.
Microwave the Brussels sprouts on high heat 4 minutes. They should look bright green and and fork tender.
Carefully remove the plastic wrap. Add the parsley butter.
Microwave uncovered for one minute.
Transfer the Brussels sprouts to a serving bowl or platter, scraping out all the butter sauce.