Tomato & thyme cod

Tomato & thyme cod

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


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

  • kcal172
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein27g
  • salt1.11g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    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



    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


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

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    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



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


  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 (221)

irmgard2's picture

This was delicious and very easy to put together and cook. My husband was practically licking his plate! I will definitely make this again.

karynnev's picture

Absolutely delicious, used lemon thyme and there were little bursts every now and then which was against the fish was sublime, served with steamed potatoes, tenderstem brocolli and spinach, I think I will make this a regular dish! And I am not a fish lover at all! :)

nuneatonrob's picture

A fabulous dish. Easy to make and enjoyed every mouthfull! I will be trying this with more sustainable fish in future however.

amydeej's picture

Delicious!! We had it with a baked sweet potato which went really well with it, will definately be making this again!

lindsayeliz's picture

this is so simple and you can mostly use things from the store cupboard. I
I served with roasted new potatoes, adding some of the thyme and a couple of garlic cloves when roasting.
Perfect for a healthy new year mid week dinner.

powlataormina's picture

I thought this recipe was very bland the sauce had no flavour to it and the fish was faaaar to fishy!! Was very disspointed and was looking forward to it all week :( :( :(

tvrcat's picture

Love this recipe!! This is one of our favourites so easy to make and so tasty and so low in fat ... perfect for that health kick after xmas. Sent it on to lots of friends.

kitikat's picture

just made this for the boyfriend. I don't even think he chewed it, just breathed it in, but apparently went down a storm, and have enough for leftovers for tomorrow!
very quick and easy.

bolaji's picture

Very Nice...simple to make and low fat.

danibear's picture

I absolutely loved this recipe so quick and tasty will def be serving this again. I also used same quantity of sauce for 2 persons and as suggested added green pepper, lemon thyme and a few sliced black olives a couple of mins from the end so not to overpower the sauce.
I served with rice and steamed broccoli. A new favourite i think!!

blhartley's picture

Really simple and tasty recipe, had it with roasties and green beans. It was so easy to make as well.

francesbuckle's picture

i cooked this tonight and it the sauce was delicious but i added a little chilli, basil and oregon to give it some flare with noodles on the side, i would definately cook this again!

anji444's picture

Wow, this was delicious. I served this with broccoli cheese instead of rice/ potatoes which meant it was a lovely light supper dish.

smmccarthy9175's picture

Great recipe and reallyt tasty, even my 3yr old loves it with crushed new potatoes. It does seem to take longer to cook though that could be to do with how thick the fish is.

daniellealexis's picture

delicious dish, I have made it a couple of times but added prawns to it as well as the cod last night which tasted amazing! looking forward to trying it with haddock as per Gayns suggestion

angiec_33's picture

tastiest fish dish I've had in ages!

jeanburden's picture

Added a little chilli sauce which really spiced it up

kailabishop's picture

Love this recipe! So flavoursome and healthy too, what more could you want!

diweldon's picture

Absolutely delicious, quick and easy to make. My 16 month old devoured an entire plate! Perfect family meal


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