Tomato & thyme cod

Tomato & thyme cod

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

kcalories
172
protein
27g
carbs
7g
fat
4g
saturates
1g
fibre
1g
sugar
6g
salt
1.11g

Ingredients

  • 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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Method

  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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whitechoco84's picture

Think I'll try adding garlic to the base of the sauce plus some red wine and chilli... can't wait to try this!

cmidmore's picture
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forgot to rate

cmidmore's picture
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Made this terrifically easy recipe with some inexpensive cod pieces, my picky husband absolutely loved it. A winner, so simple it hardly qualifies as a recipe!

sylwm1's picture
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I've used dried thyme - big mistake. I have blended the tomatoes for the souce. It goes better with my kids. Otherwise wje have enjoyed it.

needham12's picture
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About a foot of snow on the ground, so I used dried thyme, still worked well, and a really good sauce to go with the potatoes (and spring broccoli).

cashman1's picture
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really nice and easy will use again

cupcakefa1ry's picture
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I made this for my tea tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I didnt have any soy sauce in the cupboard so used Balsamic Vinegar instead which tasted great but will definately give the soy sauce a go next time. I also added dried chilli flakes and sliced courgettes to make a chunkier sauce mmm mmm - looking forward to the leftovers for my lunch at work tomorrow.

dc2tom's picture

Just tried this, but due to having no Thyme I substituted a sprinkle of Tarragon.

I like my food hot so I also added 1/2 a Scotch Bonnet chilli, without the seeds. This made for a spicy and very tasty fish dish.

kitchenlab's picture
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Frozen cod doesnt taste that much...the tomato sauce was delicious but not the code...so the first time I made it was nt that good. the second time, in addtion to the ingredients above, I put some red wine and capers as well...and left in the oven 40 minutes more...then it was muuuch better!

dishymummy's picture
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Who would have thought that white fish could taste so good with so few ingredients?! Really low fat and quick and easy to make. I used chunky cod fillets that you buy from the freezer section of the supermarket and it worked very well. I keep a variety of fresh herbs in the freezer - they store well and are to hand when you need them. I served with new potatoes but would also go well with rice or pasta. The sauce isn't enough for 4 people but may stretch to three.

LibbyR26's picture
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As someone who sometimes struggles to think what to do with cod, this is a great recipe. Lovely fresh flavours and very quick and easy to make.

bexyff's picture

Delicious! I used the lemon thyme too :D

tvrcat's picture
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This is my favourite cod menu .... fantastic with icelandic cod from waitrose. my family love it!

m1stry's picture

I am making this tomorrow and wondered if anyone has tried with roasted new potatoes??

mummyemmy's picture
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Delicious! Even my husband who doesn't do fish enjoyed this meal!

dutes8080's picture
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What a great recipe and it’s so simple. Used some cod loin that I had bought from dear old Sainsbug's fish counter on spec and frozen and was just fabulous. Served it with Silvana's Mediterranean & basil pasta as recommended and the combination was a winner.

hannahspruijt's picture
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This was really tasty and easy to make, will be doing this again and again. Just not the right quantities of sauce - I made this for two and it was right for us, wouldn't be enough for four. But definitely really good - the thyme is lovely.

kkulma's picture
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Well, to be honest, the resipe was alright, but nothing spectacular. Yet, I have to admit that I'm not a big fun of canned tomatoes in general, so maybe that's why this dish didn't blow my mind. But it's definitely wityh trying!

littleredpotato's picture
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We really like this! After I make the sauce, I add some sliced mushrooms and zucchini (courgette) and let them cook until they're just about done. Then I add the fish and serve it with rice and a salad.

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