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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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.

sherlock19780's picture
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Made this last night and was very easy and quick to make - definitely one for a weeknight. Possibly not needing the sugar in the sauce as I find tinned toms reasonably sweet anyway.

rhl500's picture
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I add chorizo to the sauce at the start and blanched green beans towards the end and serve with rosemary parmentier potatoes to make this a complete meal.

heyfelli's picture

this is just lovely! had it with basmati rice! mmm

kev261266's picture
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I made this last night, and added some finely chopped Chorizo and a small chopped red bell pepper. Absolutely fantastic, the Thyme really does add a special taste. Served with steamed sprouting Broccoli, the whole family loved it (even my 4 yr old daughter ate the lot ).

I make a sauce like this to go on pizza bases, but normally would use dried Oregano.The Fresh Thyme really does make all the difference.

The food looked really pretty too, when plated up.

picklemctickle's picture
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Wife ate, Kids ate, I ate. Tasty, simple and healthy. Give it a raz peeps. V. V. good.

kuifke's picture
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Tomato sauce! Always to my taste. Very nice

loopy08's picture
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So simple, yet really tasty. I made double the sauce though, as I knew one tin of toms would not be enough for
4 pieces of fish. As others suggested I serve with brown rice and vegetables.

sjw1970's picture
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To spice up this dish, I sometimes add a sliced red chillie when frying the onions. This has become a fav, and a quick mid week dinner dish.

sjw1970's picture
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rturner's picture
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Made this loads and it's always a winner. Mostly serve with couscous and veg and always add some chilli to add a bit of a kick.

joelle23's picture
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So simple yet very tasty. Made this when I had cod in but didn't know what to do with it. The fact that I had the rest of the ingredients in the cupboard was such a bonus. The fish was cooked beautifully.

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