Drizzle olive oil into the bottom of a skillet or heavy saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic to the skillet and saute until the garlic has softened. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook about 3 to 5 minutes, until slightly browned. Add a pinch of brown sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for another 1-2 minutes to allow the brown sugar to remove any bitterness from the Brussels sprouts.
Top with Parmesan cheese that has either been grated or shaved.