Tomato & thyme cod

Tomato & thyme cod

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

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Serves 4

Ready in 20 minutes and low fat, this fish dish is great for a Monday night when you'd rather be on the sofa than in the kitchen

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • If the fish was not previously frozen
  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 heaped tsp light, soft brown sugar
  • few sprigs thyme, leaves stripped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 cod, fillets (we like No Catch) or another white flaky fish, such as pollack

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  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion, then fry for 5-8 mins until lightly browned. Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, thyme and soy, then bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer 5 mins, then slip the cod into the sauce. Cover and gently cook for 8-10 mins until the cod flakes easily. Serve with baked or steamed potatoes.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2008

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gezi_uk's picture

It was super easy, but super bland. Maybe with some chili and garlic it might be better.

coleyskitchen's picture

Entered "cod, tomatoes" into your search box and this was top of the list. Very easy and quick to make and tasted delicious. An added bonus - very little washing up. Think this will become a regular in our house!

marinaveiga87's picture

This dish was simply divine. Added chorizo and black olives as per another recommendation and served it with sweet potato mash, absolute hit! It'll be on the menu for a second time tonight.

georgina68lee68's picture

I recently made this dish, it was delish, i added Paprika and Peppercorns, i also used frozen peas and sweetcorn and only 1 tin of chopped tomatoes. served with a fresh naan - oh and i cooked it with a full red chilli pierced then removed before serving !!! will be making again..

charlie_t's picture

Absolutely delicious with a few changes which made the dish; added a teaspoon of smoked paprika, chilli flakes & crushed garlic to the softened onion. Used a tin of cherry tomatoes instead of chopped & added a tablespoon of tomato purée. A definite hit with the hubby, served with steamed new potatoes & green beans.

Abercook's picture

I found the dish a little bit bland - i think if i cook it again, I will add some hot paprika and maybe some other bits and pieces. It was just missing something.....

Mugwuppet's picture

Great recipe, dead easy and tasty too. Had it with carrots broccoli and mask. Will have it again :-)

marioman_1982's picture
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Great!! A simple easy quick dish with ingredients I do actually have in the cupboard!! I think I will add some cherry tomatoes during the oven cooking next time for that sweetness; perhaps too much soy sauce (but I did use dark soy).
This will become a regular dish for me.

cshobbs's picture

Very easy and tastes good.

cheesecake10's picture

Really enjoyed this for my first attempt at cooking fish. I served it with some boiled potatoes. Next time I think i will cook a little more veg with it as it wasn't very filling. Also cooking fish from frozen took a little longer so the sauce started to reduce a bit too much. I wrote about it here:

annak19's picture

Love this, store cupboard recipe which is so quick but also very tasty.

lizleicester's picture

Really simple, tasty way to do fish. Used frozen white fillets and the result was delicious.

deaconess's picture

What a fantastic, easy way to serve cod. It was a delightful change.

Wogorman's picture

Really easy and very tasty!

bollie's picture

Really easy, tasty and light. I added capers, black olives and a drop of white wine too.

majicsis's picture
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The whole family enjoyed this one. I even left out the soy sauce so i could blitz for the baby (we added it afterwards for the rest of us). Served with crispy potatoes, a great way to up the fish quota.

gennara's picture
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Tried this last week and added a few chopped capers, finely shredded fresh basil leaves and a handful of cherry tomatoes (halved) just at the end of cooking. Served it on a bed of farro & beans - really delicious, filling and healthy; children loved it with rice. Cooking it again tonight .

gail35mitchell's picture
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Made this many times for the family always goes down well. Easy to make with a low calorie bonus.

sashabell's picture
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This is a firm family favourite , absolutely delicious with so little effort , especially good for a weekday dinner. Have tried it with salmon , not bad however it 's much nicer with white fish .

Rachel1195's picture
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V nice indeed! Xcellent dish for reluctant fish eaters!