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Tomato & thyme cod

Tomato & thyme cod

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(193 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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

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

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories172
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein27g
  • salt1.11g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 1 heaped tsp light, soft brown sugar
  • few sprigs thyme, leaves stripped

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 4 cod, fillets (we like No Catch) or another white flaky fish, such as pollock

    Cod

    kod

    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

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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.

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Comments (215)

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.

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.

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