Minnie’s Maple Rub

The best recipes always come together when you aren’t planning anything fabulous! I basically threw a bunch of spices in a bowl and rubbed it on a piece of cod. Little did I know the combination was the best rub I have EVER made. I wasn’t anticipating posting this, but I couldn’t be that selfish and wanted to share.

The good thing about this rub/glaze is that it can go on ANYTHING! It would work really well with proteins like fish, chicken, shrimp, even tofu! You could even make a pasta salad out of it if you wanted to, or toss it with some steamed veggies. That’s the beauty of these types of recipes, very versatile!

I chose cod because my dad was able to get his hands on some amazing filets, but this would be a dream with salmon as well.

Lucky for me, and you, it is so simple and you cannot mess it up! Takes a minute to put together and you have a sticky, sweet, slightly savory rub turned into a glaze for your protein of choice.

For this recipe you will need:

-1 Tablespoon of paprika
-1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cumin
-1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
-1/4 teaspoon of salt
-1 Tablespoon of Splenda brown sugar blend
-1-2 Tablespoons of sugar free maple syrup

Start by mixing all your spices together

All the spices minus the brown sugar
All the spices minus the brown sugar

I then added the brown sugar separately (you can add it all at once) I just did it separately to figure out how much to use.

Absolute best combo ever
Absolute best combo ever

Rub this all over your protein of choice

The Rub on cod!
The Rub on cod!

If you are cooking cod, cook on medium to high for 4-5 minutes, then flip

Look at this once it's flipped!
Look at this once it’s flipped!

Drizzle a little bit of the sugar free maple syrup on top of this. Cook on the other side for another 4 minutes or so until done. Drizzle syrup on the other side, flip one more time for 1 more minute! (If you are cooking another protein like chicken, you obviously just want to cook longer!)

You end up with this:

Flaky goodness. Thanks to my dad again for this cod!
Flaky goodness. Thanks to my dad again for this cod!

My whole plate

Maple Cod, spaghetti squash, chopped spinach
Maple Cod, spaghetti squash, chopped spinach

Again, I wasn’t prepared to share this one, so the plate is a little messy, but you will forgive me once you taste this topping!

Sticky, sweet, savory!
Sticky, sweet, savory!

I just finished eating this about 2 hours ago, now I’m blogging about it, looking at the pictures and wanting it again!

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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