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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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.

annday's picture

Brilliant supper and super quick too!

louisejayne25's picture
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Lovely quick and healthy meal. I added chopped black olives and a squeeze of lemon and served with new potatoes. The sauce only served two.

billiejones's picture
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Nice easy mid week supper, but not as tasty as I would have hoped.

stevieewatson's picture
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Receipe was nice but you couldnt really taste the fish. This is good for the other half who doesnt really like fish but a bit of a shame for me. Was a little bitter so added extra sugar.

ellbell12's picture
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one of the blandest, most flavourless fish dishes ever, wont be making again!!

Lynn's picture
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Fantastic simple and full of flavour I would add a little more seasoning but thats down to individual taste . The only thing I found was that the fish started to break up I had it cut into long rectangles it would hold better in thicker portions to keep its shape . A fantastic dish a real hit with all the family .

anananana's picture
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Yummy! I used defrosted coley fillets which were good with the sauce. Served with kale and boiled potatoes. Nice and healthy Friday fish dinner!

wizzbang82's picture

Fantastic recipe- so tasty, leaves fish really moist. Very simple to make and delicious.

Good one to make and put half in the freezer. Or, just freeze sauce to make more quickly in the future.

I am going to try this with other white fish in the future. But it has become a firm family favourite very quickly.

heggles's picture
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Made this last night and was delicious! Good comfort food and will do well for winter nights.
I added mushrooms to bulk it up a bit, and used a Herbe de Provence mix instead of just thyme. Also added a clove of garlic to enhance the tomato taste.

clareejiogu's picture
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Lovely!

mattccross's picture
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Very tasty, easy and healthy!

emmaness's picture
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5 stars

emmaness's picture
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Brilliant brilliant quick recipe and so quick to make, yet looks so impressive on the plate. I cook the fish for 4-5 mins each side, that way when you turn it over a small amount of sauce sticks to the top and looks very good - just like the photo.

Just a couple of variations - I use dried thyme for convenience and didn't cover the pan as we don't have a lid, and it works just fine. I also use this amount of sauce for 2 people, to be honest I'm not sure it would be enough for 4!

Very tasty served with baked sweet potato :)

evelynjcooper's picture
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We didn't think that this recipe was anything special. It's good for an every day mid-week meal, a standard cod in a tomato sauce dish. There wasn't enough sauce for 4 people so if i were to make it again then I'd increase the sauce ingredients.

supercook69's picture
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mmm this was lovely!!!! Cooking without garlic is unheard of for me :)
I did, at first make the sauce without it, but found it alittle to sweet. I re-read some comments & decided to do what I should of in the first place, add garlic. Much nicer, I think. I used Pollock as Cod is to expensive, it was a lovely dish & I will make again & recommend

strettona's picture
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Delicious and simple new way to cook fish with store cupboard ingredients. Served it with rice and brocolli.

arranfabulous's picture
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I did this a week ago as per the recipe and it was fabulous. Had some cod again this week so i tweaked it a little, omitted the thyme and put in a teaspoon of fennel seeds and a couple of wedges of lemon which made a nice change. Served it with garlic roasted baby new potatoes. Super easy recipe for in the week, throw everything into baking trays and let it do it's thing.

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