Quick Recipe: 5-Min Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry

"If you hate these

Little balls of green,
You must must try
This recipe mean.
Quick 5-minutes
Is all you'll waste,
And it'll be worth
The new-found taste!
Your world will change
Thank me you will,
Most people I know have a love-hate relationship with Brussels Sprouts. And I can understand why. These mini cabbages are slightly bitter in taste, and the centre is quite stiff and doesn't cook easily. There was a time I used to dislike them too. But that's the very reason I had to find a way to cook them my liking. A little patience and technique is all it takes to transform them into the most delicious stir fry side! 
Don't believe me? Ask my husband, he is a complete convert.
10-12 Brussels Sprouts, shredded (this is key - shredded cook way better than halved!)
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
1 cooked chicken sausage, casing removed and diced (optional)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon paprika
Salt & pepper to taste
Heat oil in a pan. Add the garlic and cook for quick minute. Stir in the remaining ingredients, cover and cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes - this will make the brussels sprouts lose some of their unwanted crunch (not all of it). Remove cover and saute on high heat for a minute till the ingredients brown on the underside and you can smell a heavenly buttery fragrance. That my friends, are your brussels sprouts telling you they've become delicious! Nice & charred. 
Eat with quinoa or as a warm side with a main such as Chicken or Fish. Tastes even better with a dollop of yogurt on top!