1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
4 tablespoons olive oil
5-6 whole garlic cloves
1/4 cup sliced almonds, unsalted
1. Trim the unsightly outer leaves from the sprouts. Trim off bottom stalk and cut each sprout in half, the large ones into quarters. Steam sprouts for only 2-3 minutes, or until bright green and still firm -they will cook longer in the saute stage.
2. Heat olive oil on low heat and saute the cloves slowly for about 5-7 minutes as you flavor the oil. Toss the well-drained sprouts in with the oil and saute for about 3-4 minutes.
3. Add the almonds and saute 2 minutes more. Serve on a serving platter and admire the bright green color and wonderful garlic aroma!'